Symposium on the Investigatory Powers Bill 2015

Date: 22nd March 2016            Time: 6pm
Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL       

Introduced by Arlette Piercy
Chaired by Paul Mendelle QC
Panel: David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General
Professor Peter Sommer, Specialist Adviser to the Joint Investigatory Powers Bill Committee
Lord Jonathan Marks QC, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Justice
Angela Patrick, JUSTICE
Paul Hynes QC

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015 currently working its way through the parliamentary process is wide-ranging and includes an extension of the powers of the security services in response to surveillance disclosures by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It also moves to strengthen the security services warranted powers for the bulk interception of the content of communications. It has been called a "snoopers charter".
For the text of Peter Sommer's speech, please click here.

Our distinguished panel (to be confirmed) will discuss a wide range of issues associated with the Bill. We expect the event to be extremely popular - please book a place by emailing Loretta Kenny

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