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IDEA UK: join us for a debate on the investigatory powers bill
Submitted by Alex Helling on 10 June 2015
“What’s the investigatory powers bill?” I hear you say. It is the replacement for the Data Communications bill, better known as the snoopers charter, that was blocked by the Liberal Democrats in the last parliament.
If you live in the London and do practically anything online, and let’s face it that means almost all Londoners, then this debate will be of interest to you. Your online privacy, as well as national security against terrorists, is at stake. The bill, which was put forward in the Queen’s speech last month moves to strengthen the police and security services’ online surveillance powers by tracking your web and social media use.
We will be debating the motion 'Individuals should sacrifice some privacy in the fight against terrorism online' at the Dalston Roof Park on the 24th June from 12:30 to 2pm.
Joining us to debate the issue will be:
Chair: Andrew Murray, LSE Lecturer and specialist in Technology Law.
Speaker: Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.
Speaker: Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group, which exists to preserve and protect individual rights in the digital age.
Speaker: Robin Simcox, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, where he specialises in al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda inspired terrorism.
Speaker: Julian Richards, Co-Director, Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham.
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