UK surveillance laws report: the top 7 recommendations

Set up a new oversight body, overhaul existing legislation and no encryption back doors, review says


Online surveillance laws in the UK should be overhauled and subject to stronger oversight, according to a landmark review out this month.

The report by David Anderson QC, which was commissioned by the government last year, said it was “time for a clean slate” and called for the government to set up a world-class framework for the regulation of surveillance powers.

Here were some of the most significant recommendations in the report.