Neither Confirm Nor Deny and Restriction Orders in Public Inquiries

[The subject of this blog forms the basis of a paper due to be published later this year. As a result it focuses on a discrete issue touching on the policy of Neither Confirm Nor Deny (NCND) in the context of public inquiries.] The Pitchford Inquiry into Undercover...

In a word: privacy and the Investigatory Powers Bill

The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in its report in response to the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (the Bill) said, “Overall, the privacy protections are inconsistent and in our view need strengthening. We recommend that an additional Part be included in...

Recruiting informants and radicalisation: legal issues

Stories that young men have been radicalised following attempts by the Security Service (MI5) to recruit them as informants (technically known as Covert Human Intelligence Sources, or as the former Chief Surveillance Commissioner Sir Andrew Legatt observed,...