Post Second Reading, IP Bill needs to be on everyone's radar
Given the recent political activity surrounding the passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill, we thought we'd give you an update on all things surveillance, and what to expect next.
As of yesterday, the House of Commons voted in the second reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill with 266 votes. Labour and SNP abstained under the notion that they don't like the current draft, but agree a new bill is necessary - don't quite know that the Bill entails? We've summed it up here, or watch the video below. We should now expect the Bill to be passed over to "committee" before it goes through a "report stage," and then on to a "Third Reading". Good news for privacy advocates that there is still time for scrutiny.
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