Policy paper

A surveillance society?: response to fifth report of the Home Affairs Committee

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

The government response to the fifth report from the Home Affairs Committee (session 2007 to 2008, HC 58).

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A surveillance society?: government response to fifth report of the Home Affairs Committee

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The Home Affairs Committee published its report ‘A Surveillance Society?’ on 8 June 2008. This memorandum sets out the government response to the conclusions and recommendations of that report. The committee’s report includes around 50 conclusions and recommendations for action by the government, the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Health, the National Policing Improvement Agency and the Information Commissioner. In this response the recommendations are identified according to the paragraphs in which they appear in the report.