Privacy International (PI) has submitted a written response to the UK government's Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) consultation. Their submission argues there has been no technological change since the IPA came into force in 2016 that would make the safeguards around bulk personal data sets “disproportionate”, as the government is proposing. Furthermore, PI reiterates its long-standing view that the gathering, retention, and use of large databases of information infringes on the right to privacy.
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