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Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communications

1st Edition

Edited by Simon Hale-Ross, David Lowe


144 pages

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pub: 2019-05-30
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This book is a collection of work based on selected papers presented at a symposium ‘Removing Safe Spaces: Terrorism, Communication and International Human Rights’, organised by the Editors at Leeds Beckett University in June 2018. The main theme of the book focuses on the terrorist threat facing the UK and the EU, terrorist organisations’ use of electronic communications and the law governing relevant agencies, and police powers to access to electronic communications, assessing its evidential role and how those powers are balanced with human rights law. The contributors include practitioners, former practitioners who are currently academics and academics resulting in a wide range of views and arguments related to state agencies’ access to telecommunications data and the surveillance of electronic communications being discussed. As such, the book’s chapters reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of the symposium that covered a practitioner perspective, law, criminology and political science, offering the reader a diversity of opinions and academic approaches to the impact terrorists and criminals’ use of communications has and issues related to the law and practice of the security services and the police.

Table of Contents

1. Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Terrorists’ Use of Communications

Lord Carlile of Berriew

2. Intelligence gathering, issues of accountability and Snowdon

Dr Julian Richards

3. How EU Data Protection Law is Fettering Counter-Terrorism Investigations

Dr David Lowe

4. The Investigatory Powers Act 2016: The human rights conformist

Dr Simon Hale-Ross

5. EU and Global Security actor, post/impact of UK exit from the EU

Professor Christian Kaunert and Ori Wertman

About the Editors

Dr Simon Hale-Ross

A Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University, Simon teaches Public Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Advanced Lawyering Skills and Career Development. He is currently developing new modules covering terrorism and surveillance for the new policing undergraduate degree, to be certified by the College of Policing and delivered at Edge Hill University. Simon’s research focuses on global security and cyber security, terrorism, counterterrorism law and policy, terrorist electronic communications, policing and surveillance, international human rights and civil liberties and has been previously published by Routledge. Simon is a reviewer for the Taylor & Francis International Journal, ‘The Law Teacher’.

Dr David Lowe

A former police officer, David is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University’s Law School where his main focus is terrorism & security, policing and criminal law. He gained his PhD in 2010 from Liverpool John Moores University where he researched the role of the UK’s Special Branch in counter-terrorism investigations. His work has been previously published in books, book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals and online journals, and he frequently provides expert commentary for the mainstream news media. David also runs his own consultancy business, and regularly blogs on issues related to his research on his website, drdavidlowe.co.uk.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW / Communications
LAW / Comparative
LAW / Constitutional
LAW / Military
LAW / Computer & Internet
LAW / Privacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology