Dominic Grieve has launched a new policy paper containing plans to reduce the role of surveillance and protect the public's privacy.
The Shadow Justice Secretary said the paper is a response to an ever increasing intrusive Government which relies on expensive databases and the reduction of civil liberties.
Dominic set out our agenda for fewer central databases and stronger duties on government to keep the private information it gathers safe in an 11 point plan, with measures including:
Speaking at the launch, Dominic said:
"This Government’s approach to our personal privacy is the worst of all worlds – intrusive, ineffective and enormously expensive."
And he added:
"As we have seen time and time again, over-reliance on the database state is a poor substitute for the human judgment and care essential to the delivery of frontline public services. Labour’s surveillance state has exposed the public to greater – not less – risk."
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Read Dominic's speech in full
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