Duty of operators to assist with implementation

Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 26 April 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 11:00, 26 April 2016

I rise to speak to amendment 523, in clause 149, page 116, line 43, at end insert “which for a relevant operator outside the United Kingdom shall include—

(a) any steps which would cause the operator to act contrary to any laws or restrictions under the law of the country or territory where it is established, for the provision of services, or

(b) where a warrant could be served pursuant to an international mutual assistance agreement or subject to an EU mutual assistance instrument.”

This amendment clarifies the reasonableness test for overseas CSPs.

The amendment deals with conflict of law in similar provisions to the previous amendments, and for the same reasons I do not intend to press it.

Amendment not moved.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 8, Noes 2.

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Aye: 8 MPs

No: 2 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 149 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 150