The Open Rights Group (ORG) has called for a halt on the Investigatory Powers Bill given the political turmoil embracing the country after the Brexit vote.
The bill is due a second reading in the House of Lords on Monday, but the ORG wants to stop the reading, given the confusion around the future of the nation.
"With the current political crisis, we cannot expect that such an important bill, with far-reaching consequences, will receive the scrutiny it needs," said ORG executive director Jim Killock.
"Until this crisis is resolved, and a new prime minister is in place, the bill should be put on hold. The UK cannot legislate on matters of national security until its future is clear."
It is unclear whether the call will have any impact, and the House of Lords is still scheduled to debate the bill.
The ORG has consistently poured criticism on the surveillance plans, and it has not been alone. There have been a number of investigations into the proposals' appropriateness and a lot of feedback.
The Parliamentary Human Rights Committee said earlier this month that the proposed legislation needs work, and expressed concern about its impact on liberty if it passes unchecked particularly when it comes to scattergun data grabs.
"In our view, the power to make major modifications to warrants for targeted interception, without judicial approvals, is so wide as to give rise to real concern that the requirement of judicial authorisation can be circumvented, thereby undermining that important safeguard against arbitrariness," said the committee as it heaped more concerns on the privacy community.
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