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Dr Subhajit Basu signs open letter to MPs

16 July 2014 |

In an open letter to the House of Commons, Dr Subhajit Basu and a number of other experts in the field of technology law, express concerns over the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (Drip) bill.

After the government’s plans to rush through changes to data retention law, the group of signatories, including Dr Subjahit Basu of the University of Leeds Law School, argue that the bill would lead to “a serious expansion of the British surveillance state”.  

The experts argue that the emergency draft legislation is “far more than an administrative necessity” and condemn the speed at which the new Bill is to be enacted; collectively they urge the British government to subject Drip to “proper parliamentary scrutiny”.

Read the full Guardian article and open letter.

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