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David Davis MP writes to the Home Secretary regarding Operation Midland

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As reported in The Daily Mail: A former Cabinet minister has written to Priti Patel demanding a full criminal investigation into the conduct of ‘Nick’ scandal detectives. David Davis urged the Home Secretary in the ‘strongest possible terms’ to ensure an inquiry establishes whether officers involved in Operation Midland ‘were guilty of either criminal action […]

David Davis MP asks urgent question on Sir Richard Henriques’ report into Operation Midland.

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As reported in the Telegraph: Dame Cressida Dick has apologised for the mistakes made during Scotland Yard’s disastrous Operation Midland investigation as a “whitewash” report from the police watchdog absolved all her officers involved of any wrongdoing. The Met Commissioner issued a statement saying the numerous errors made should not have happened. But she tempered […]

David Davis MP writes for The Sunday Times on the need for a written UK constitution

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As published in The Sunday Times: Last month the Supreme Court surprised us all. There have been few statements in modern politics that have had the impact of the president of the Supreme Court’s, not least because of the dispassionate way in which Lady Hale put her decision. Yet while that decision was surprising and […]

David Davis MP writes in The Guardian about the threat of live facial recognition to individual privacy

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The pernicious growth of the surveillance state continues with the imminent rollout of live facial recognition cameras across Britain. That is why this week I signed a statement, alongside a cross-party group of MPs, experts and civil liberties campaigners, calling for a halt to facial recognition trials to give parliament the chance to debate it properly. There […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on using healthcare data in medical research

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As published in The Telegraph: This week researchers announced a significant breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. They found that terazosin, a drug that had been developed to treat an entirely different condition – benign prostate enlargement – could also intervene to prevent or mitigate the death of nerve cells in Parkinson’s sufferers. It […]

David Davis MP signs pledge calling on UK police & companies to immediately halt the use of facial recognition cameras

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As reported in The Times: The police should stop using facial recognition technology for public surveillance immediately, a group of MPs has said. The use of the technology is incompatible with human rights and has reached “epidemic” proportions, according to the cross-party group, which includes the Tory MP David Davis, Diane Abbott, the shadow home […]