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The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation is required by the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 to examine

a. the threats to the United Kingdom,
b. the capabilities required to combat those threats,
c. the safeguards to protect privacy,
d. the challenges of changing technologies, and
e. issues relating to transparency and oversight,

before reporting to the Prime Minister on the effectiveness of existing legislation relating to investigatory powers, and to examine the case for a new or amending law.