Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee - role

A Joint Committee has been appointed to consider the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, published on 4 November 2015.

The draft Bill would make provisions about the interception of communications; the acquisition, retention and disclosure of communications data; and equipment interference and bulk personal datasets. It would also establish Judicial Commissioners and change existing oversight arrangements.

The Committee is expected to report by 11 February 2016.