The UK’s anti-terrorism watchdog today released a comprehensive report into the state and remedies of UK surveillance powers. He has IMO been a fairly rare sane voice amongst the establishment figures with some grasp of this area. His recommendations would at the very least be a big improvement on what we have currently, though of course government may cherry pick them into pointlessness. Still, a slightly positive development in this area for once! (Apart from SAFE of course).
Here’s the report:
A Question of Trust – Report of the Investigatory Powers Review
Statement on release included here: https://terrorismlegislationreviewer.independent.gov.uk/
Guardian initial comment:
- UK intelligence agencies should keep mass surveillance powers, report says
- Joshua Rozenberg: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/11/spies-gchq-anderson-snoopers-charter-bulk-surveilllance-public-trust