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Police and MI5 crime authorisation bill clears third reading

Proposed legislation giving undercover police and MI5 agents explicit permission to commit criminal offences has passed its third reading in the House of Commons by a huge margin.

Published 16 October 2020

Former DPP says MI5 crime authorisation bill goes 'too far'

Proposed legislation giving undercover police and MI5 agents explicit permission to commit criminal offences goes "too far" and should be watered down, a former head of the English prosecution service has said.

Published 5 October 2020

Judge calls for new laws to allow interception of encrypted communications

New laws are "urgently required" to allow crime and security agencies to intercept encrypted communications, Mr Justice Charles Meenan has said in a statement.

Published 4 September 2020