source: Huffington Post
published: 4 December 2015
A month ago the government published their proposals for the future of surveillance powers in the UK.
Legislation is never an enticing read, at almost 300 pages long and full of technical and legal language the draft Investigatory Powers Bill is no exception. Because of this many of us will ignore its contents, but what it proposes will impact us all and for once we have all been given the chance to have our say.
The opportunity to express your views on government proposals isn’t always that obvious, but the Home Secretary very publicly and repeatedly promised that a Joint Committee of MPs and Peers would be convened to “scrutinise” the draft Bill and report to Parliament on their findings.
After almost a month of waiting, the Joint Committee on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill was announced last week and the public consultation was opened.
For the Big Brother Watch draft Investigatory Powers Factsheets and to learn more about how to submit your concerns to the Joint Committee please visit www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk