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Take action on new surveillance bill

The Home Secretary Theresa May announced a new surveillance law last week. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) brings more legal transparency but could actually increase mass surveillance in this country. Immediately after the Home Secretary announced her Bill, Andy Burnham – her opposite number in the Labour party –  spoke positively about the Bill. He welcomed the… Continue reading »

Help shape Britain’s surveillance laws now

Cross-post from Liberty There has definitely been no Government climbdown on surveillance. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill, announced today, constitutes an astonishing assault on all of our internet security. Some highlights: communication service providers will be required to store details of every website we visit for a year (haven’t we been here before?); provisions for… Continue reading »

Surveillance Offensive

News from Open Rights Group: You might have worked out from the Government’s PR offensive that a new surveillance bill is imminent. [1] The draft Investigatory Powers Bill is expected to be published this week. We actually want a new law because our existing laws are failing to protect our privacy. The Independent Reviewer of… Continue reading »