In the Media

The snooping Bill: a fine balance between privacy and security

PUBLISHED July 11, 2014

Emergency legislation is hardly ever a good idea outside wartime. Parliamentary scrutiny of our laws is poor enough as it is without rushing measures on to the Statute Book - especially when they expand the state's powers to snoop on its citizens. Indeed, the new Bill to be fast-tracked in just a few days next week is itself a consequence of inadequate scrutiny.

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