Monday 11 April: Lawyers and journalists appealed to MPs to oppose the Investigatory Powers Bill, which will empower police and the secret services to trawl through everyone’s computer and mobile phone records.
Critics say it will be the end of investigative journalism, whistleblowers, encourage corporate and state misconduct and undermine a 400-year-old convention of private communication between lawyers and defendants.
Robert Bourns is the vice president of the Law Society. Here are his opening remarks.
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