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'Snooping' must be justified

The government has been urged to justify the new snooping powers it is proposing. A new report says greater internet surveillance is necessary, but must be balance against the right to privacy

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Government 'snooping' should have conditions

A new report says the government must base their plans to access private email and online correspondence on the following principles:

  • There must be sufficient, sustainable cause
  • There must be integrity of motive
  • The methods must be proportionate and necessary
  • There must be right authority, validated by external oversight
  • It should be a last resort
  • There must be reasonable prospect of success

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