‘Individual privacy vs collective security’? NO! – Paul Bernal

20 10 2013

gchq1As reported in the BBC, “Parliament’s intelligence watchdog is to hear evidence from the public as part of a widening of its inquiry into UK spy agencies’ intercept activities.”  Whilst in many ways this is to be welcomed, the piece includes a somewhat alarming but extremely revealing statement from Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee:

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Select Committee criticises ICO’s approach to Millipede: prospects for successful enforcement are poor – Chris Pounder

20 10 2013

Christopher GrahamIn my previous blog on Operation Millipede, I said that October 8th would be an interesting day; and so it turned out. The Home Affairs Select Committee is not convinced that the Information Commissioner (ICO) is going about his investigation in the right way and MPs on the Committee made their objections abundantly clear. Read the rest of this entry »