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Protecting national security : a history of British communications investigation regulation

Title
Protecting national security : a history of British communications investigation regulation / Phil Glover.
ISBN
9780815395447
0815395442
9781032040424
1032040424
9781351183864
9781351183840
9781351183857
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022.
Physical Description
xiv, 318 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
"This book contends that modern concerns surrounding the UK State's investigative communications-related information processing regime are in fact nothing new. Whether using common law, the Royal Prerogative or statute for providing legitimacy to its activities, the underlying rationale for the UK's investigative information processing activities has always followed that of Cromwell, namely the interests of 'national security'. It has always involved arbitrary Home Office power grabs in response to developments in communications technology and Intelligence Service interests and has always required the tacit support, or at least acquiescence, of communications service providers. This book demonstrates that, irrespective of motive, perhaps the greatest irony of Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosures to various international media outlets is that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 represents not a curtailment of huge, previously secret State power, but rather its probably irreversible 'transparent' entrenchment. Acceptance of this is crucial to understanding the need for the IPA 2016 as currently constructed, but also for realising that advocacy for any curtailment of State power is probably futile and might be better directed at expanding regulation to include corporate and private surveillance and bringing all investigative information processing within a single regulatory framework"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Glover, Phil. Protecting national security Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 05, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction and methodology
Key concepts and definitions
Secretive non-statutory regulation : interception of communications 1324-1919
Secretive partial statutory governance : interception of communications 1920-1984
Disingenuous statutory regulation : interception of communications : 1984-1999
Disingenuous statutory regulation : interception of communications 2000-2016
Disingenuous statutory regulation : communications data retention 2001-2016
Disingenuous statutory regulation : obtaining retained communications data 2000-2016
The 2013 intelligence shock : towards a modern and transparent legal framework 2013-2016
Avowal, transparency and a modern and transparent framework : rationalising the Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Postscript.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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