Home Office blocks appointment of expert to spy watchdog

Surveillance expert Eric King kept from top job at IPCO

MaBi   19 January 2019 - 20:50   categories: UK, Legal, Policing, State surveillance   tags: Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Home Office

Eric King had been appointed as head of investigations at the new watchdog but was then blocked by the Home Office on the grounds of his ‘past associations’.

“It seems I have been refused clearance for a role holding the security and intelligence agencies to account, because of previous work holding those same agencies to account.” – Eric King

The Guardian: Home Office under fire for blocking new spy watchdog