The Bar Council’s Surveillance and Privacy Working Group - Rupert Bowers Q.C. and Abigail Bright invited to join

Rupert Bowers Q.C. and Abigail Bright have been invited to join the Bar Council's Surveillance and Privacy Working Group. 


The Group was set up under the ambit of the Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee. 


The terms of reference of the Group are as follows:


1. To consider developments and advise the Chairman and Bar Council on issues pertaining to state surveillance encompassing activities authorised in relevant legislation, primarily: the RIPA 2000 and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 and Legal Professional Privilege, confidentiality and any related matter in which the opinion of the working group merits consideration;

2. To contribute to relevant consultations and responses to government;

3. To work with other committees in matters that concern surveillance and privacy;

4. To provide input  on surveillance and privacy as required on any Bar Council committee or activity needing it in relation to any matter or project.


The Group next meets in April 2015. 

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