Shami Chakrabarti
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Liberty on data bill: 'Parliament shown in contempt'

Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti has said the government has shown parliament in "contempt" by being given one day to scrutinise the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill.

Emergency legislation giving the security services access to people's phone and internet records is set to be rushed through the House of Commons.

The bill will be debated and voted on by MPs, before moving to the House of Lords.

The plans are supported by the three main parties but opposed by civil liberties campaigners.

  • 15 Jul 2014
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