Wednesday, 14 January 2015

‘Freedom of expression’ anti-snooping campaign launched over Ripa changes | Politics | The Guardian

An urgent campaign has been launched in the UK for a "freedom of expression" law to protect confidential journalists', MPs' and lawyers' phone and communications records being secretly snooped on by police.

Senior editors and lawyers condemned as "wholly inadequate" safeguards put forward in a code of practice by the home secretary, Theresa May, to meet concerns over the police use of surveillance powers linked to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa).