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17 March 2015

posted 17 Mar 2015, 10:35 by ISC Admin

Following publication of the Committee’s Report ‘Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework’ on 12 March 2015, Big Brother Watch wrote to the Committee regarding the evidence they gave to the Committee on 15 October 2014.  The Committee has today responded to Big Brother Watch, enclosing the transcript of the original evidence.  (A copy of Big Brother Watch’s letter of 13 March can be read here.)

12 March 2015

posted 12 Mar 2015, 03:14 by ISC Admin   [ updated 12 Mar 2015, 05:14 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published its Report 'Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework'.

This Report includes, for the first time in a single document, a comprehensive review of the full range of intrusive capabilities available to the UK intelligence Agencies. It contains an unprecedented amount of information about those capabilities, the legal framework governing their use, and the privacy protections and safeguards that apply. The Report also reveals the use of certain capabilities – such as Bulk Personal Datasets and Directions under the Telecommunications Act 1984  for the first time. The Report represents a landmark in terms of the openness and transparency surrounding the Agencies’ work.

The Committee has also released a press statement on the report, and the opening statement from this morning's press conference.

5 March 2015

posted 5 Mar 2015, 02:08 by ISC Admin   [ updated 5 Mar 2015, 02:19 ]


The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published a special report on Women in the UK Intelligence Community.
The Report considers recruitment policy and practice; maternity-related issues, childcare and flexible working; career and promotion prospects; and cultural and behavioural issues.

The Committee has also released a press statement on the report.

24 February 2015

posted 24 Feb 2015, 10:42 by ISC Admin   [ updated 24 Feb 2015, 10:42 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has released a statement today regarding the Chairmanship of the Committee for the remainder of this Parliament.

24 February 2015

posted 24 Feb 2015, 02:10 by ISC Admin   [ updated 24 Feb 2015, 02:11 ]

The Chairman of the ISC, the Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, has this morning issued the following statement:
 
None of the current controversy with which I am associated is relevant to my work as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.
 
However, I have today informed my colleagues that while I will remain a member of the Committee, I will step down from the Chairmanship.
 
The Committee is due to be dissolved in little over a month with the prorogation of Parliament for the forthcoming General Election.  The main substantive work which needs to be completed will be the publication of our Privacy and Security Report during March.
 
I do not want the work of the Committee and the publication of the Report to be, in any way, distracted or affected by controversy as to my personal position.  I have concluded, therefore, that it is better that this important work should be presided over by a new Chairman.

11 February 2015

posted 11 Feb 2015, 05:27 by ISC Admin   [ updated 11 Feb 2015, 05:28 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has today released a statement on its investigation, announced on 17 December 2014, into redactions to the report of the US Select Committee on Intelligence.

17 December 2014

posted 17 Dec 2014, 05:51 by ISC Admin   [ updated 17 Dec 2014, 05:53 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today released a statement on its Inquiry into detainee treatment and rendition.

25 November 2014

posted 25 Nov 2014, 03:01 by ISC Admin   [ updated 25 Nov 2014, 03:01 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today laid before Parliament its Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.  The Report can be downloaded from the Special Reports section of this website.

21 November 2014

posted 21 Nov 2014, 10:18 by ISC Admin   [ updated 21 Nov 2014, 10:18 ]

On Tuesday 25 November, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament will publish its Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.  The Committee will be holding a press conference in Parliament at 11am on 25 November.

17 October 2014

posted 17 Oct 2014, 09:10 by ISC Admin   [ updated 17 Oct 2014, 09:10 ]

On Thursday 23 October, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament will hold two further public evidence sessions as part of its Privacy and Security Inquiry.  The Committee will hear first from Sir David Omand (11:15 - 12:00), and then from the Foreign Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP (13:00 - 14:00).

Both evidence sessions will be held in Portcullis House and are open to the public, with seats being available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  They may also be viewed online at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Live.aspx

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