Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Committee to hear from Information Commissioner, international technical experts and New Zealand's Commissioner of Security Warrants
In the first evidence session of the New Year, the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill will be speaking to witnesses including the Information Commissioner and a former Technical Director of the American National Security Agency, on Wednesday 6 January.
The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill would provide a framework for the use of investigatory powers by law enforcement and security and intelligence agencies, as well as other public authorities, and includes provisions for the interception of communications, the retention and acquisition of communications data, the use of equipment interference, and the acquisition of bulk data for analysis.
In Committee Room 4A, the Joint Committee will hear from:
- Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner
- Jonathan Bamford, Information Commissioner's Office
- Jesper Lund, Chairman, The Danish IT Political Association
- William E. Binney, retired Technical Director of the United States National Security Agency
- Sir J. Bruce Robertson, New Zealand Commissioner of Security Warrants (via video link)