Guy Wilmot, a solicitor in the corproate and commercial team, examines the controversial new surveillance plans proposed by the UK coalition government and explains why the Government believes current powers do not go far enough.

The article asks whether the plans are setting a dangerous precedent and compares the proposals with powers in other democracies.

This article first appeared in Global Legal Post on 13th April 2012.

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