April 26, 2013 | Claudia Mateus

Digital Surveillance video

Richard Clayton, Peter Sommer and Duncan Campbell, some of the authors of our new Digital Surveillance report, give us a preview of their contributions by explaining their thoughts about surveillance law.

The Digital Surveillance report - to be launched at a public event on Monday - gives a history of surveillance policy, looks at the current state of the law, examines why technology poses a problem and offers alternative, more targeted and more accountable approaches.

The report demonstrates that surveillance policy makers have options that are significantly less intrusive than the powers proposed in the Snoopers' Charter. It is written for a general audience by leading experts, academics and representatives of a number of civil society groups, with a series of concrete recommendations for policy makers.

Comments (1)

  1. T MacMillan:
    Apr 29, 2013 at 02:18 PM

    I don't accept that any mechanism can be put in place to protect people from snooping after the fact. This approach merely gives a false sense of security. Also, many individuals may well be operating outside the law so it is unrealist to expect any organisation to be able to "roll back" any damage which may have been done in collecting or distributing data.