Reforming surveillance policy paper

Today the Don’t Spy on Us coalition publish a policy paper in which we set out the case for reforming surveillance in the UK.

The policy paper highlights the inadequacies of the existing law for protecting the population from intrusions into the right to privacy and infringements of the right to freedom of expression, following Edward Snowden’s revelations last year regarding mass population surveillance. It identifies a number of necessary improvements and outlines some of the recent technological developments that have made reform necessary.

The paper makes a series of recommendations that our campaign and its supporters would like MPs and peers to endorse and the next government to implement. This includes the repeal of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) and the introduction of a new, comprehensive piece of legislation governing surveillance powers.

The full report is available here.

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