Is New Electronic Surveillance Legislation Justified?


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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