|ISPA debates Communications data at Parliament & Internet
ISPA held a session on future communications data laws at the 9th annual Parliament & Internet conference at Portcullis House. The panel, chaired by Lord Strasburger had representatives from the National Crime Agency, campaign groups and the media, as well as contributions from the Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office, former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Lord Carlile and Lord Errol. Main points included how the debate has become more public post Snowden and discussed reform of RIPA, the passing of DRIPA and whether mass collection means mass surveillance. A lively discussion followed with contributions from Lord Carlisle and IoCCO with a general consensus that a wide debate was needed in Parliament but that ultimately the public had to have the final say on what level of intrusion was proportionate and necessary. Please see our twitter here for a summary.