It’s time to overhaul the Investigatory Powers Bill – Cian C Murphy and Natasha Simonsen

13 02 2016

Investigatory Powers BillOn Thursday 11 February 2016, the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill issued a 200-page report on the draft new law. It’s the next step in the scrutiny of a foundational piece of UK national security law – capabilities and safeguards on internet surveillance. Read the rest of this entry »





The Legal Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Part 2 – Dominic Crossley

13 02 2016

Dominc CrossleyWhat Leveson sought to achieve was a system that emasculated bullies on both sides of the argument.  I am very sympathetic to small publishers who simply cannot withstand the financial risk of a litigation threat from a wealthy individual or organisation.  The greatest impediment to asserting privacy rights or indeed rights to freedom of expression is usually financial constraints. Read the rest of this entry »