Content type: Explainer
19th August 2019
In 2000, the Government told Parliament that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) was the total extent of surveillance powers that were needed. However, within weeks of RIPA receiving Royal Assent, a report from UK law enforcement was leaked, stating that the power the Government truly wanted was companies to retain communications data on all their users. Immediately after 9/11 as governments around the world over-reached with new pieces of legislation, the UK Government did…
Content type: Video
9th October 2020
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