David appears on 5 Live to argue against plans to extend internet surveillance


David argued on BBC Radio’s 5 Live programme, that plans to allow GCHQ to monitor electronic communications without reference to the courts, were uncessary and represented a real threat to the privacy of the general public.

In particular, he pointed to the rapid speed at which agencies were able to track down the London and Glasgow bombings of 2007 using text messages, even under current laws.

He further stated that the proposals were against British traditions of civil liberty and were more reminiscent of “some countries with a rather less liberal history”.

BBC Radio 5 Live programme (2 hrs 53 mins)