Commissioners and report authors give evidence on the Draft Bill
02 December 2015
On 2 December at 4.15pm the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill takes evidence from Commissioners, David Anderson QC and Professor Michael Clarke.
Wednesday 2 December, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Mark Waller, Intelligence Services Commissioner
- 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
- David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
- Professor Michael Clarke, Retiring Director of the Royal United Services Institute
Questions in the first and second sessions may include:
- What is your assessment of the proposal to create a single Investigatory Powers Commissioner to replace the current system of three Commissioners?
- Does the proposed new authorisation regime for warrants, including review by Judicial Commissioners, provide better safeguards than the current system?
- Do the terms relating to the appointment and dismissal of Judicial Commissioners provide them with sufficient independence from the Government?
Questions in the third session may include:
- To what extent does the draft Bill take account of the recommendations of each of your reports?
- How do the provisions in the draft Bill, particularly in relation to authorisation and oversight, data retention, and bulk collection compare to those of other similar countries?
- Has the Government made a strong enough case for the retention and accessing of internet connection records?
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