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UK MPs pass Investigatory Powers Bill

Wednesday 8 June 2016 | 16:48 CET | News
UK MPs have passed the Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons, with the Bill passing on its Third Reading (Ayes 444 votes, Noes 69 votes). It will now proceed to the House of Lords. The Open Rights Group (ORG) had earlier urged MPs to vote against the Bill if proposals for bulk powers remained in place. ORG Executive Director Jim Killock said that the Bill would give the UK an extreme surveillance law unsuited to a democracy. He said the powers in the Bill were too broad and permit the surveillance of citizens whether or not they are suspected of wrongdoing, insisting that

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