Britain Set for Sweeping Internet, Phone Monitoring

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Doober, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/w...ment-eavesdropping-plans-draw-protest.html?hp

    Also: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/04/02/world/europe/02reuters-britain-monitoring.html?hp

    Fortunately, there seems to quite an uproar developing over this plan - far more so than would be heard here.
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    There was an uproar over here when the Patriot Act was passed -- and every subsequent time it was renewed. The powers-that-be don't give a toss.
     
  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    The UK tried to pass a data retention bill last year and it was defeated - soundly.

    This current bill sounds like the old data retention bill only much worse. On the plus side (and reasons why this bill could be defeated), monitoring like this is hugely expensive, and it might not work if more people start using encryption or Tor or other software to mask your identity.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Until they make use of encryption prima face evidence of illegal activity, as several judges here have declared.
     
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