UK lawyers condemn ‘snooper’s charter’

More than 200 senior members of the legal profession – including QCs, law professors, senior lawyers and former judges – have signed an open letter to the UK Government condemning the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament.  The letter describes the Bill as “unfit for purpose”, citing its failure to reflect international standards for surveillance powers, especially in relation to bulk data collection, targeting, and grounds for the issuing of warrants.

Link: Guardian article  |  Draft Bill