Investigatory powers bill lacks clarity, MP warns

The government’s investigatory powers bill lacks clarity and is sowing confusion among tech firms about the extent to which “internet connection records” will be collected, a parliamentary select committee has warned.

The highly critical report by the House of Commons science and technology committee says there are widespread doubts about key definitions in the legislation, “not to mention the definability, of a number of the terms”.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: snooper's charter, surveillance, Investigatory powers bill, intelligence agencies, fundamental rights, data protection, privacy, Internet

Posted on Monday 1 February 2016

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