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October 2000 Archives

Europe to investigate legality of RIP - The Register

'Britain's big brother email snooping law - RIP - could be in breach of European privacy legislation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:25 PM Fri 27 Oct 2000 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , The Register
Cautious welcome for e-snoop law - BBC

'New rules giving employers sweeping powers to monitor workers' e-mails and internet activity have received a cautious welcome in Scotland.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:23 PM Tue 24 Oct 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy
The RIP Act - The Guardian

'The RIP Act, which comes into force today, allows the government to intercept online communications. Julian Glover and Patrick Barkham examine the controversy surrounding the new act and the implications for privacy and e-commerce' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:20 PM Tue 24 Oct 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Reverse of burden of proof , The Guardian
Employers gain e-snoop powers - BBC

'New regulations giving employers sweeping powers to monitor their workers' e-mails and internet activity come into force in the UK on Tuesday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:18 PM Tue 24 Oct 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Bosses join email snooping scrum - The Register

'The CBI has slammed the proposed Data Protection Commission's (DPC) draft code of practice on interception of emails and phone calls. The code is currently based on what were draft regulations and so is out of date, it says.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:15 PM Tue 17 Oct 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Register
At what cost human rights? - VNUNET

'The enactment of the Human Rights Act (HRA) into English law last week has led to dire predictions about the potential cost of litigation to business.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:13 PM Thu 12 Oct 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , VNUNET
U.K. snoop law may conflict with EU Human Rights Act - CNN

'(IDG) -- Trade unions are concerned that portions of the new surveillance bill granting the U.K. government sweeping powers to access e-mail and other encrypted Internet communications may be in conflict with the Human Rights Act, both of which became U.K. law on Monday, Oct. 2.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:11 PM Thu 5 Oct 2000 Categories: CNN , Human Rights , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Protecting privacy and monitoring e-mail - BBC

'Companies may start curbing staff surfing in the wake of Government guidelines that give them the right to spy on employees using the phone or e-mail, warn lawyers.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:09 PM Thu 5 Oct 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , Privacy
Licensed to snoop - The Guardian

'Picture the scene: suddenly you get a boss who has got it in for you but can't fault you for any of your work. So he starts looking at all the back emails you have made, and all the websites you've visited, copies of which are on the back-up server even though you have deleted them.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:35 PM Wed 4 Oct 2000 Categories: Human Rights , The Guardian
Snooping laws 'to face court challenge' - BBC

'New UK regulations allowing businesses to snoop on staff e-mails and phone calls could prompt one of the first challenges under the Human Rights Act, unions have warned.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:33 PM Wed 4 Oct 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights
U.K. employers win powers to snoop on workers - CNN

'LONDON (Reuters) -- Unions and Internet campaigners reacted angrily Wednesday to new British laws that they say will let unscrupulous employers snoop on personal phone calls and e-mail messages by their staff.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:56 AM Wed 4 Oct 2000 Categories: CNN , Human Rights , Privacy
U.K. Bosses Get Access To Staff E-mail - TechWeb

'British privacy activists are challenging new rules that will let employers read their staff's e-mail without seeking permission first.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:55 AM Wed 4 Oct 2000 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , TechWeb
Fresh confusion over email monitoring - VNUNET

'Businesses could face legal action from their employees because of a conflict between new snooping and human rights laws.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:53 AM Wed 4 Oct 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , VNUNET
New computer bill that probes too much - The Guardian

'Warning: There is a very real risk of the UK business environment turning into a state of information paranoia. The government may promise to deliver transparent and open management of the economy, but we in the internet sector are seeing a probing and increasingly secretive establishment.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:28 PM Tue 3 Oct 2000 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
New computer bill that probes too much - The Guardian

'Warning: There is a very real risk of the UK business environment turning into a state of information paranoia. The government may promise to deliver transparent and open management of the economy, but we in the internet sector are seeing a probing and increasingly secretive establishment.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:27 PM Tue 3 Oct 2000 Categories: The Guardian
Firms warned over email interception - VNUNET

'Businesses could be inadvertently infringing staff privacy rights introduced this week under the Human Rights Act (HRA).' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:30 PM Mon 2 Oct 2000 Categories: Human Rights , VNUNET