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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Investigatory Powers Bill

Yesterday, the Investigatory Powers Bill received its Second Reading in the House of Commons.

As you may know, I sat on the Joint Committee that considered the draft Bill. The Government have since responded to our committees report and has now published the Bill that they wish to enact.

The Joint Committee put forward 86 recommendations to the Government, and they accepted 40. The House of Commons will now get the opportunity to further scruntinise this Bill. This will allow us to ensure the recommendations the Committee put forward are deliberated further. Many of these recommendations address concerns over privacy and effectiveness of the Bill. You can read the Joint Committees full report here.