Home Secretary orders independent Investigatory Powers Act review

17/01/2023 | UK Government

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has appointed Lord Anderson to conduct an independent review of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The review will assess the case for legislative change and will focus on the bulk personal dataset regime, criteria for obtaining internet connection records, the suitability of certain definitions within the act, and the resilience and agility of warranty processes and the oversight regime. Lord Anderson will engage with law enforcement and intelligence agencies, public authorities, along with other external organisations and individuals of interest during the course of the review. The report is due later in the year. 

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