ORG publishes IPA Amendment Bill briefing document

17/01/2024 | Open Rights Group

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has expressed concerns regarding the UK government's proposed Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to build on the Investigatory Powers Act (2016). ORG has published a briefing document outlining their concerns that the bill weakens safeguards when intelligence services collect bulk datasets of personal information, permits harvesting and processing of internet connection records for massive surveillance, and expands the range of politicians who can authorize surveillance of parliamentarians. ORG has called on Peers to oppose certain clauses and significantly amend others to prevent the abuse of power. Many of these powers may also be incompatible with the UK's obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Investigatory powers, spying, surveillance

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