Who Watches the Watchers?

Yesterday, Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee published a carefully worded, but nonetheless far-reaching, report on the state of UK surveillance laws. It was precipitated by the Edward Snowden revelations. The report concluded three key things: First, UK surveillance laws lack adequate safeguards and proper oversight. Second, the intelligence agencies are engaged in ‘bulk’ trawling of […]

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The European Arrest Warrant – a problem that’s not going away

Last Monday, Paliamemt’s long-awaited debate and vote on the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) descended into a navel-gazing farce. This week, there will be a second chance in the House of Commons. Today, the Mail on Sunday features an interview with the latest victim, Keith Hainsworth, a Greek tutor from Hampton, caught up in an absurd […]

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