GNI Submission: Written evidence – Global Network Initiative (IPB Submission).

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomed the opportunity to submit written evidence to the Joint Committee of Parliament on the UK Government’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Cm 9152).

We focused our submission on five specific issues, all of which relate to the United Kingdom’s commitment to establishing a world-leading legal framework and its important role as a standard setter for human rights and the rule of law around the globe.

(I)   Provisions on extra-territorial requests for user data

(II)  The need for a responsible and sustainable legal framework for international data

(III) Authorisation of bulk collection of communications and communications-related data

(IV) Provisions that would weaken encryption technologies

(V)  Absence of adequate mechanisms for transparency and accountability for surveillance powers