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What should we make of the Investigatory Powers Bill?

Experts examine the government's new proposals for police and spies

By Prospect Team  

The debate sparked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has partly prompted the drafting of this bill. © Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images

Establishing how much privacy we are willing to sacrifice for security is one of the most important questions Britain faces. But whatever your view on the matter, for a proper debate to happen, police, security services and government must be open and clear about what powers they are able to…

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