This section of the website compiles research into the policy surrounding the surveillance state, by Ian Brown, Josh Cowls, and Ben Zevenbergen of the Oxford Internet Institute. It is partially based on background from Brown’s FORES report, but mainly from the three major reviews published in this area in 2015, by the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Royal United Services Institute, and Intelligence and Security Committee, as well as recent cases at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and High Court.
The research is presented in the form of summaries of key issues, with links between related content. The entries have been sorted into three groups: actors, law (including statutes and case law) and powers. The full, linked list of pages currently in the database is below.