On 7 December at 4.30pm the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill takes evidence from academics, Lord Blunkett and Owen Paterson MP.
Monday 7 December, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- 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
- Lord Blunkett
- Owen Paterson MP
Questions in the first session may include:
- Are the provisions of the draft Bill future-proofed for behavioural and technological changes?
- Does the draft Bill meet the proportionality requirements of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, particularly in light of the differing authorisation regimes applying to the varying types of warrants?
- How clear is the definition of Internet Connection Records? Is it practicable and will it achieve the Government's aims, such as allowing for IP resolution?
- What have been the experiences of other countries grappling with these issues? Are there other jurisdictions we should look to for guidance?
Questions in the second session may include:
- Has the operational case been made for the bulk interception, bulk acquisition of collection of communications data and bulk equipment interference?
- How long does the process of authorising of interception warrants take under the present system in your experience? How urgent are the timescales involved in making these decisions?
- Does the proposed set-up for the Judicial Commissioners give them sufficient independence from the executive?
- Does the enshrining of the Wilson doctrine in statute provide adequate protection for legislators' communications?