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August 2000 Archives

RIP Bill hit by delay over email rules - VNUNET

'The UK government has admitted it will have only a partial set of email interception rules in place by its 2 October deadline.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:24 PM Fri 25 Aug 2000 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
RIP interception rules still unclear - VNUNET

'The UK government plans to lengthen the consultation period for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, following confusion over companies' powers to intercept internal email.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:22 PM Fri 25 Aug 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Govt. Consultations , VNUNET
Are British bobbies reading your e-mail? - Salon.com

'While Americans gnash their teeth about the FBI's Carnivore spying technology, U.K. legislators pass a law that could let cops read your messages.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:21 PM Wed 23 Aug 2000 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Salon.com
Bosses beat email spying ban - The Guardian

'In a move described as 'alarming' by unions, the Government has bowed to pressure from big business to change parts of the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, which is set to become law soon.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:18 PM Sun 20 Aug 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Guardian
Spy in your pocket - BBC

'The next generation of mobile phones will make it much easier for the police to carry out covert surveillance of citizens, say civil liberty campaigners.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:15 PM Mon 14 Aug 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy
CBI to press for longer RIP discussion - The Register

'The Confederation of British Industry is to leap to the defence of UK Internet users.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:43 PM Fri 11 Aug 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Register
The spy in your server - The Guardian

'Governments all over the world have suddenly become embroiled in controversy about electronic surveillance of the internet. In the United States, a political storm has arisen over a new FBI internet tapping system codenamed Carnivore. In Britain, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Act has just extended telephone-tapping powers to cover internet service providers (ISPs), and allows the government to arrange indiscriminate tapping or email interception for foreign police forces and security agencies.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:41 PM Thu 10 Aug 2000 Categories: Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
THE EMPIRE BYTES BACK - SchNEWS

'Following closely in the giant state footprints of the Terrorism Act comes the RIP Act (Regulation of Investigatory Powers). Last Friday the RIP Bill was signed by royal assent, and will become law in October - another futurist slice of Halloween horror from the Home Office' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:35 PM Fri 4 Aug 2000 Categories: SchNEWS
E-envoy Alex Allan online chat - The Guardian

'Alex Allan, Tony Blair's digital envoy will be live online here on Friday 4 August at 3pm. Allan is charged with creating Britain's e-commerce strategy, putting government services online and working on using the net to improve the democratic process.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:37 PM Thu 3 Aug 2000 Categories: The Guardian