The Public Law Panel: Surveillance and the Law

The Public Law Panel: Surveillance and the Law

This was recorded at PLP's annual judical review conference on Oct 5th. The Panel discuss recent judgments of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) concerning the basis for lawful interception, including the implications for communications to which legal professional privilege and client confidentiality attach. They will also discuss David Anderson QC’s recent report ‘A Question of Trust’ and other legal issues arising from surveillance by the intelligence services.

Panelists:
Hugh Tomlinosn QC, Blackstone Chambers (Chair)
David Anderson QC, The Government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Michael Drury CMG, Partner, BCL Burton Copeland and former Head of Legal, GCHQ
Eric King, Deputy Director, Privacy International
Alice Ross, Investigative Journalist, the Guardian

 The evening of 5 October, when this debate was held, both David Anderson QC and Eric King appeared on a BBC Panaorama programme 'Spies and the Law' which also included the first UK interview with Edward Snowdon.  I player will play this until October 2016:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06h7j3b

Author: Various

Publication date: December 3 2015