Between November 2015 and February 2016 three parliamentary committees, comprising 25¬†MPs and 9 members of the House of Lords,¬†scrutinised the draft¬†Investigatory Powers Bill, which was based¬†in part on my Report, A Question of Trust.
The main scrutiny was given by¬†the¬†Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill,¬†whose 14 members were drawn from both Houses of Parliament. Read more…
The¬†Investigatory Powers¬†Bill¬†is a comprehensive¬†rewriting of¬†UK law on interception of communications, retention and access of communications data and related subjects.
The documents associated with the Bill are numerous.
This 4-page guide¬†has links to¬†the principal documents, ranging from the¬†2012 precursor of the draft Bill and the¬†three independent reports that formed its basis, through¬†the painstaking process of pre-legislative scrutiny, to the Bill¬†introduced to Parliament last week.¬† It¬†includes links to everything I have written on the topic to date, but does not attempt to do justice to the many fine commentaries from others.
I prepared it for this conference, at King’s College London later in the week.