Investigatory Powers Bill
This act immediately reminds me of the Patriot Act, which has far reaching tendrils aiming to fight terrorism and criminals, but which has been more broadly applied, which we know about thanks to Snowden. See a synopsis of the Patriot Act here (https://gjs.appstate.edu/media-coverage-crime-and-criminal-justice/usa-patriot-act) including its history and cases in which it has been inappropriately applied against average citizens who are not terrorists. Obviously abuses of power can occur and since 9/11 we are in a period of great change, fear, and unprecedented international and online terrorism. I support a greater need for security and for protection against terrorists balanced with careful concern for the privacy rights of the rest of us.