Liberty is calling for a re-draft and the inclusion of strong safeguards in the Government’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Our Eight-Point Plan lays out clear, practical ways we can guarantee surveillance is conducted in a necessary, proportionate and accountable way.
It’s vital the final Bill includes measures to improve transparency and redress mechanisms for people who’ve been spied on. These safeguards would provide much needed accountability for the use of intrusive surveillance powers by public bodies.
Liberty is urging the Government to pause and undertake a full redraft of its landmark surveillance legislation in the light of growing concern from cross-party MPs, technology experts and rights campaigners that no operational case has been made for the unprecedented powers it proposes.