Investigate this Bill, again
THE UK government's Draft Investigatory
Powers Bill has attracted
quite a lot of attention, not least
due to deep-pocketed internet service
provider corporations spending
money to complain that it would
force them to spend money.
The Bill of course has much wider
implications for privacy and freedom
of expression - in particular, from
journalists' point of view, vagueness
in drafting leading to threats
to the protection of confidential
sources - despite the safeguards
that we reported in the January Freelance
On 2 February the NUJ's full
submission on the Draft Bill was
published at www.nuj.org.uk/documents/nuj-submission-to-theparliamentary-joint-committee-on-the/ - read it if you care
about media freedom.
The Parliamentary Committee
tasked with looking at the Bill was
required to report by 11 February.
Watch this space (at www.londonfreelance.org/fl/1603ipb.html)