The U.K. government is being accused of once again trying to fast track complex and controversial surveillance legislation. Y’know, remember DRIPA?

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which will replace DRIPA when that legislation expires at the end of next year, was introduced to parliament earlier this month, with Home Secretary Theresa May telling MPs there would be adequate time afforded for “careful Parliamentary scrutiny” of the proposed legislation, including by a special cross-bench committee.

However the amount of time this joint select committee is being afforded to scrutinize a document that runs to some 300-pages has been slammed as inadequate — including by members of the committee itself.

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