Proposals to collect the internet connection records (ICRs) of every UK citizen could cost more than £1 billion. These costs, which would fall to the Home Office, could be the equivalent cost of employing 3,000 full-time police officers at a time of officer cuts.
We understand that a revised draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill will be published in the first week of March – less than three weeks after the Joint Committee reported its findings. We are gravely concerned that the significant flaws within the Bill will not have been addressed. This report aims to give MPs and Peers a clear summary of the risks and threats posed by the draft IPB, based on the committees' reports and the evidence submitted to them. We hope that it will help Parliamentarians judge whether these issues have been satisfactorily resolved in the revised Bill.
The Don’t Spy on Us coalition has called for the Home Office to re-write the draft Investigatory Powers Bill following the publication of a third report that includes serious criticisms of the draft Bill.
The Don’t Spy on Us coalition urges the UK Government to address the issues raised in the Science and Technology Committee’s report into the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. This first report into the Bill's feasibility says it could undermine the UK tech industry if passed in its current state. DSOU is urging the government to allow sufficient time to address the issues raised by the Committee.…