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Metrics of Domestic Security

Sean O’Neill and Deborah Haynes in The Times, March 13 2015: There were 517,326 authorisations for communication data to be analysed under the Regulation of Investigating Powers Act (Ripa) – a rise of almost 3,000 on 2013. ¬†Police forces and law enforcement agencies accounted for 459,919, while the three intelligence agencies were granted 50,582 authorisations.…

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Terrorism Laws – crows come home to roost?

The misuse of Britain’s hastily conceived anti-terrorism/counter-terrorism laws and security regimes is now affecting society as a whole…¬† Joshua Rozenberg in the Guardian, 5th February 2015: Police will be forced to seek the permission of a judge if they want to retrieve the phone and email records of journalists. The ruling comes after the prime…