by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2016
Based on a detailed policy paper headed up by former Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick, the party’s Autumn Conference motion proposes:
After the motion passed, our Home Affairs spokesperson in the Lords, Brian Paddick had this to say:
“Monitoring people’s everyday communications is not just a gross invasion of privacy, it simply does not make us any safer against the likes of ISIS and other terrorist groups.
“Collecting endless amounts of data on people’s emails, text messages and calls is a waste of precious time and resources and leaves each of us vulnerable to hacks by malicious individuals or rogue states.
“Every pound the government spends on storing the photos from your family holiday is a pound taken away from your local police.
“We need a counter-terrorism policy that keeps the public safe and keeps the government in check, through targeted surveillance and proper judicial oversight.”
The full policy paper, Safe and Free, can be found here.
The motion, as passed by conference can be found here.Leave a comment