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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Advocate General: “Lack of safeguards in Government surveillance law breaches people’s fundamental rights”

Powers allowing the police service and public bodies alike to grant themselves access to people’s communications data with no external oversight of that process or the need for suspicion of serious criminality in order to do so breach Human Rights law. That’s the conclusion...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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90% of Brits believe surveillance powers outlined in ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ are “not acceptable” finds ComRes poll

A new poll commissioned by Liberty and conducted by ComRes has revealed that nine out of ten of those British adults questioned believe state surveillance powers as proposed by the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill are not acceptable. 90% of the public either say...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
The Government's Draft Bill
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Home Secretary introduces “landmark” draft Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament

Today, the Conservative Government has introduced “landmark legislation” designed to provide law enforcement bodies and the security and intelligence agencies with the investigatory powers they need to keep us all safe and fight crime in the digital age. The draft...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015