Sunday, 9 December 2012

Draft Communications Data Bill

Back in July I announced that I had been appointed Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill and that, for the time being, I would not be commenting on anything that anyone could remotely link with the work of that Joint Committee. People anxious for an up-to-date briefing on the Joint Committee’s work were advised to check out the Committee’s website.

The Joint Committee was appointed by the House of Commons on 21 June and by the House of Lords on 28 June to examine the draft Bill and to report to both Houses by 30 November.

Having completed this task, the Joint Committee has now been adjourned.

When the report is published, on 11 December, I’ll be blogging about its conclusions, recommendations and implications.

Watch this space.