Surveillance bill: Fear should never be used to push through new laws

Originally Published by Left Foot Forward: 11 July 2014. Original linked here.

Britain’s widespread surveillance is already broader than the majority of other European countries.

On Wednesday, David Cameron announced that there is an urgent need for the introduction of new surveillance legislation before the end of the parliamentary term, justified as a means of ensuring that UK law enforcement can maintain its ability to access the telecommunications data most important for security forces.

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