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In providing evidence to the investigatory powers review, the Law Society has called for a revision and clarification of the UK’s regulatory framework for investigatory powers.
The evidence focused on the following key points:
The Law Society also recommends that the legislative framework that underpins surveillance in the UK is developed by a more independent public body than the Home Office.
Law Society president Andrew Caplen said:
‘We are grateful for the opportunity to provide evidence to the review of communications data and interception powers. We hope that this marks the beginning of a journey towards making clear the current complex and confusing legal framework, and the safeguarding of legally privileged communications.’