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Will tougher fraud-busting powers invade privacy rights?’ The Times, 22 September 2016

Jonathan Fisher QC has written an article published in The Times entitled, ‘Will tougher fraud- busting powers invade privacy rights?’.

“Tensions will shortly flare between the government and the financial sector with the publication of the Criminal Finances Bill. Its purpose is to allow the government to recoup more criminal assets, especially in cases of grand corruption, serious organised crime and tax evasion.

However, whenever the government expands its invasive powers there is a corresponding weakening of privacy and property rights that is guaranteed to antagonise the business community. The key question is whether this weakening is justified in the public interest.”

You can read the full article in the Times here or download the PDF version here.

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