ORG response to the RUSI review

ORG’s Executive Director Jim Killock said:

“We’re unsurprised that RUSI has condoned mass surveillance, which now seems to be termed ‘bulk collection’ to disguise the real and disturbing practices of blanket collection, trawling and analysing that create a regime of mass surveillance.”

“However, we welcome RUSI’s acknowledgement of the need to reform both surveillance laws and the current system for authorising warrants.  We hope that in the Investigatory Powers Bill, the Government will address these serious flaws, raised in both the RUSI and Anderson reviews, rather than extending police and state powers and limiting encryption, as rumoured.”