Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:13 pm on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Conservative, Beaconsfield 1:13 pm, 7th June 2016

I am grateful to the hon. Lady. As I indicated when I spoke on Second Reading, I appreciate that bulk powers are controversial, but I am absolutely sure that we do not conduct data harvesting in this country. It simply does not happen. The use of bulk powers is not for that purpose, but for the purpose of examining material. Even though that may be done in bulk, it is done in a way that does not amount to the generalised harvesting of data for their examination. It simply is not.