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CRT Editorial
September 18, 2015

Is New Electronic Surveillance Legislation Justified?

by
Robin Simcox

Robin Simcox, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, says Yes

The threat posed by terrorism has arguably never been higher. Yet in recent years, UK intelligence agencies have been increasingly unable to access the data needed to protect national security.

These problems have been exacerbated by the Snowden leaks, which led to networks going dark, encryption being strengthened, and terrorists changing communication methods.

Communication service providers are increasingly failing to retain or even generate data – an invaluable weapon in fighting crime.

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Robin Simcox

About Robin Simcox

Robin Simcox is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, where he specialises in al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda inspired terrorism. He is the co-author of both editions of 'Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections' and several other reports broadly focussed on national security, terrorism and al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliated movements across the world. Simcox has written for the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Guardian, Weekly Standard, Spectator, Huffington Post and Daily Telegraph and regularly appears across a broad variety of media outlets, including the BBC, Fox News, Sky News, Channel 4 and al-Jazeera. He has spoken on a variety of platforms, including the British Parliament, US Special Operations Command and the European Parliament.

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