Paul F Scott: Spying on Parliamentarians -UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 18th, 2024 in interception, investigatory powers, news, parliament, telecommunications by sally

‘The Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill was introduced into Parliament before Christmas, starting in the House of Lords, to which it will shortly return for consideration of Commons amendments. Generally, the progress of the Bill, much of which implements recommendations made by Lord Anderson of Ipswich in his review of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 of June 2023, has been smooth. This post considers an issue which has been the focus of a large portion of the attention the Bill has received during the Parliamentary process – the change being made to the law permitting the surveillance of parliamentarians – and the logic it might be thought to reflect.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 17th April 2024