The NUJ rejects the new draft code of practice for the UK Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), which allows the police and other authorities to access journalists' communications without any independent process or judicial oversight. The new draft denies journalists an opportunity to defend the confidentiality of their sources, and information that deserves to be in the public domain won't see the light of day as a consequence. The NUJ believes that RIPA powers have been systematically abused and the law must change.

Source: RIPA – amendments are not enough, UK government needs to change the law