JOINT

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee - timeline

This page provides an overview of the activities of the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

Public evidence sessions

Wednesday 13 January

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  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

Wednesday 6 January

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Panel 1

  • Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner

Panel 2

  • Jesper Lund, Chairman, The Danish IT Political Association
  • William E. Binney, retired Technical Director of the United States National Security Agency

Panel 3

  • Sir J. Bruce Robertson, New Zealand Commissioner of Security Warrants 

Monday 21 December

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Panel 1

  • Rachel Griffin, Director of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Alan Wardle, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Rachel Logan, Law and Human Rights Programme Director, Amnesty Intl UK

Panel 2

  • Prof Bill Buchanan, Professor at the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Eric King, expert in signals intelligence, surveillance technologies and intelligence agency practices
  • Erka Koivunen, Cyber Security Advisor at F-Secure Corporation

Panel 3

  • Robin Simcox, Associate Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society
  • Professor Christopher Forsyth, Policy Exchange

Wednesday 16 December

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Panel 1

  • Detective Superintendent Paul Hudson, Head of the Metropolitan Police Service Technical Unit
  • Michael Atkinson, Secretary to the National Police Council’s Data Communications Group
  • Temporary Detective Superintendent Matt Long, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command at the National Crime Agency

Panel 2

  • David Davis MP
  • Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb

Panel 3

  • Peter Carter QC
  • Martin Chamberlain QC
  • Matthew Ryder QC
  • Graham Smith, Partner at Bird & Bird LLP

Monday 14 December

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Panel 1

  • Bob Satchwell, Executive Director of the Society of Editors
  • Colin Passmore, Senior Partner at Simmons & Simmons, appearing on behalf of The Law Society
  • Tim Musson, The Law Society of Scotland
  • Andy Smith, Vice-President of the National Union of Journalists

Panel 2

  • Mark Hughes, Head of Corporate Security at Vodafone
  • Adrian Gorham, Head of Fraud and Security at O2 Telefónica
  • Jonathan Grayling, Head of Government Liaison at EE
  • Simon Miller, Head of Government and Regulatory Engagement at 3

Wednesday 9 December

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 Panel 1

  • Mark Hughes, President, BT Security
  • Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Sky
  • Hugh Woolford, Director of Operations, Virgin Media

Panel 2

  • James Blessing, ISPA Chair and CTO of Keycom
  • Adrian Kennard, Managing Director, Andrews & Arnold Ltd

Panel 3

  • Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group
  • Shami Chakrabati, Director of Liberty
  • Caroline Wilson Palow, Legal Officer, Privacy International
  • Renate Samson, Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch

Monday 7 December

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Panel 1

  • Professor Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Paul Bernal, Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law, School of Law, University of East Anglia
  • Professor Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
  • Professor Mark Ryan, Professor of Computer Security, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Panel 2

  • Lord Blunkett
  • Owen Paterson MP

Wednesday 2 December

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Panel 1

  • Sir Mark Waller, Intelligence Services Commissioner

Panel 2

  • Lord Judge, Chief Surveillance Commissioner
  • Clare Ringshaw-Dowle, Chief Surveillance Inspector
  • Sir Stanley Burnton, Interception of Communications Commissioner
  • Jo Cavan, Head of the Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office

Panel 3

  • David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Professor Michael Clarke, Retiring Director of the Royal United Services Institute

Monday 30 November

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Panel 1

  • Paul Lincoln, Director – National Security, OSCT, Home Office
  • Richard Alcock, Director, Communications Capability Development Programme, OSCT, Home Office
  • Lewis Neal, Director  – Intelligence Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Panel 2

  • Simon York, Director of the Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC
  • Keith Bristow, Director General, National Crime Agency
  • Chris Farrimond, Deputy Director Intelligence Collection, National Crime Agency
  • Richard Berry, Assistant Chief Constable, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Call for evidence

A call for evidence was issued on 27 November. The deadline for submissions is the 21 December.

Appointment

The Committee was appointed by the House of Commons on 5 November and by the House of Lords on 25 November. It held its first meeting on 26 November in private.

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