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Month: March 2016

Investigatory Powers Bill

Investigatory Powers Bill

The Investigatory Powers Bill received its second reading in Parliament today (Tuesday 15th March 2016).   Whilst the SNP support targeted suspicion based surveillance which is properly authorised and overseen, and we welcome the introduction of some judicial oversight of the authorisation of warrants, we have grave concerns about other aspects of the Bill including collection of Internet connection records and bulk powers.   Undoubtedly the law needs a thorough overhaul and the attempt to consolidate a number of statutes…

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