Independent report

A question of trust: report of the investigatory powers review

Report of the Independent Reviewer's review of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014.


The review was conducted by a small independent team under the leadership of David Anderson Q.C. It received almost 70 written submissions. Further evidence was taken from public authorities (at the highest level of security clearance) and from a wide range of organisations and individuals in the UK, California, Washington DC, Ottawa, Berlin and Brussels.