Policy Submissions

S977 - Privacy and Security Inquiry


Privacy and Security Inquiry: IET comments to the Intelligence and Security Select Committee.


On 17 October 2013, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) announced that it would be broadening its inquiry into the laws which govern the intelligence agencies’ ability to intercept private communications. In addition to considering whether the current statutory framework governing access to private communications remains adequate, the Committee is also considering the appropriate balance between our individual right to privacy and our collective right to security.

The IET as a professional engineering institution has therefore strictly limited its consultation response to the technical and engineering points that are implicit in the call for evidence, illuminated by the material released by Edward Snowden.

Submission Details Submitted on 06 February 2014 to Intelligence and Security Select Committee

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