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Patrick Grady

SNP Chief Whip

Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow North


Mass Surveillance

There have been votes in Parliament on if the state should be permitted, with safeguards, to intercept people’s communications en masse, as well as obtain and use datasets which could include people’s personal banking, travel, and health data. The question of if the state should be able to require the retention of details of people’s internet use has also been voted on.

Photo: Bruno Cordioli

Patrick Grady generally voted against mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

All votes about mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: Patrick Grady voted against the mass retention of information on people's internet usage. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Patrick Grady voted against the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, even with certain safeguards. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2016: Patrick Grady was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading — Mass Surveillance Show vote

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