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The Anderson’s Report: Musings From the Labyrinth

Posted by Joseph Saviri on June 17, 2015

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” Voltaire Like many, I came away from reading the Report on the Investigatory Powers by David Anderson QC, impressed by the thoroughness with which the entire review was undertaken (‘Anderson Report’). The Anderson Report can be regarded as being successful in achieving two goals […]

An open letter to all members of the House of Commons

Posted by Joseph Saviri on May 26, 2015

Our democracy hinges on trust. We rely on our Parliamentarians to ensure that all citizens can undertake their daily activities with the knowledge that they are safe and secure,without unauthorised intrusion. It is only right that our Parliamentarians do their outmost to ensure that threats and risks posed by individuals and terrorists are anticipated. Intelligence […]

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Posted by Joseph Saviri on May 19, 2015

The GCHQ will now be immune from prosecution from engaging in illegal hacking operations. This state of affairs is now made by possible as a result of amendments made to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) creates a set of offences for those who engaged in activities interfering with the […]