National security is a matter solely for Member States
. The UK
already has one of the strongest frameworks for the oversight of investigatory powers in the world. Building on the independent reports by David Anderson QC
, the Royal United Services Institute
and the Intelligence and Security Committee, the upcoming Investigatory Powers Bill
will update the legal framework governing investigatory powers to ensure it is modern, transparent, fit for purpose and respects both privacy and security. It will ensure consistent, effective statutory safeguards and enhance our already robust oversight system. It will replace the existing statutory scheme with one that is comprehensive and comprehensible, bringing together all of the powers available to the state to access communications in a transparent way.