Kristian Gustafson interviewed on BBC One
Kristian Gustafson commented on the Draft Communications Data Bill – dubbed the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ – on 13 March. Speaking on BBC One’s ‘The Big Questions’, Gustafson debated the Bill with other panellists such as Naomi McAuliffe from Amnesty International Scotland or Peter Jackson from the University of Glasgow.
The Bill would require internet and mobile providers to store their users’ browsing history for a year, and make this available to government on request.
Gustafson argued that this would increase national security, and average people will not have their data scrutinised. He insisted ‘There is scrutiny of every step of the process. There is internal legal scrutiny when you are doing warrants, there is scrutiny at the level of the Secretary of State, there is scrutiny by tribunal – there is then the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee looking at that, and there is ultimately elections.’
View the full episode of ‘The Big Questions’ here.