UK: Investigatory Powers Bill: Theresa May accused of rushing snoopers' charter into law to avoid scrutiny


"Bill would give government unmatched rights to invade privacy. Theresa May has been accused of trying to rush through controversial new surveillance laws before the EU referendum campaign, after it emerged that a new “snoopers’ charter” will be introduced in the Commons this week.

The Home Secretary’s draft Bill – giving spy agencies sweeping powers to monitor people’s web history – was attacked in a series of parliamentary reports earlier this month, sparking calls for it to be entirely rewritten.

A joint committee of MPs and peers has claimed that Mrs May’s proposed overhaul of spying laws was “flawed” and set out 86 proposed changes. However, Mrs May will formally bring forward the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill on 1 March".


See the article: Investigatory Powers Bill: Theresa May accused of rushing snoopers' charter into law to avoid scrutiny (Independent, link)

 

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