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July 16, 2014

Open Rights Group's suggested amendments to Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

Open Rights Group is in favour of the following amendments to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill. We urge members of the House of Lords to table them today.

Clauses 3 – 5
[name of Peer] gives notice of [his / her] intention to oppose the Question that Clauses, 3, 4 and 5 stand part of the Bill.

Explanation: These clauses are not necessary to address the alleged “emergency”. They go beyond simply replacing the 2009 Regulations and maintaining retention capability. They should be deleted.

Clause 8
Page 8, line 9, in subsection (3) for "31 December 2016" substitute "31 December 2014".

Explanation: This amendment seeks to revise the sunset clause to 31 December 2014 to allow parliament to properly scrutinise the proposals.