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Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 21st April 2016.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire 2:45 pm, 21st April 2016

We have the analysis by David Anderson of the efficiency and efficacy of bulk powers, and he talks from paragraph 7.22 onwards about the importance of bulk powers. For example, he states:

GCHQ explained that its bulk access capabilities are the critical enabler for the cyber defence of the UK, providing the vast majority of all reporting on cyber threats and the basis for counter-activity.”