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November 2000 Archives

Email snooping row kicks off again - The Register

'The code contradicts the government's official line on email monitoring, stating that emails marked personal or private should be off-bounds to employers. She also says staff should be made aware when they are being watched. Any monitoring outside these two conditions should be carried out only in order to detect or prevent a crime. In contrast, the government says employers should have "routine access" to staff emails and phone conversations.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:51 PM Tue 28 Nov 2000 Categories: Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Register
Email? You've got the elbow - The Guardian

'All it takes to get the sack is a bit of malicious gossip, an email and a manager keen to use some of the latest software for snooping on staff. Any manager can do it. And if an employee finds out and complains, the employer can draw on a raft of government endorsed excuses to support their surreptitious activities.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:49 PM Sat 25 Nov 2000 Categories: The Guardian
Swamped with anomalies - The Guardian

'Everyone connected with employment issues agrees that employers should draft a policy governing how staff can use email systems, but there any consensus ends. What the policy should say and how it should be implemented are highly contentious issues.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:48 PM Sat 25 Nov 2000 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
TUC gets arsey about RIP email laws - The Register

'The Trades Union Congress has embarked on a mini-crusade for a code of practice for employers when using the new email snooping laws allowed under the RIP Act.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:45 PM Fri 17 Nov 2000 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Register
RIP just got scarier - The Register

'A suggested amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, put forward by Lord Falconer, aims to automatically exempt all cases of Tribunals concerning the RIP Act from disclosure.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:49 PM Tue 14 Nov 2000 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , The Register
Home Office rapped over cybercrime plans - VNUNET

'Civil liberties groups have slammed the Home Office's decision to appoint 80 dedicated 'cybercops' to tackle online crime.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:47 PM Tue 14 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , VNUNET
'Cyber cops' plan unveiled - BBC

'Home Secretary Jack Straw has announced plans for a new specialist police unit to combat internet paedophiles, fraud and extortion rackets.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:40 PM Mon 13 Nov 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime
Look out! Here come the cybercop - The Register

'A new team of 80 full-time cybercops are to be recruited and let loose on the UK's Net structure as part of a 25 million plan to stamp on Internet crime, the Home Secretary announced this morning.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:39 PM Mon 13 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , The Register
Net dad Vint Cerf slams RIP - The Register

'Vinton Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, has attacked the RIP bill as a dangerous new piece of legislation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:34 PM Fri 3 Nov 2000 Categories: The Register
Cyber Rights Hush up new RIP powers - The Register

'Cyber Rights.net has "formed an alliance" with Hush Communications to beat new RIP powers by offering super-encrypted email off its site.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:29 PM Wed 1 Nov 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , The Register
Ex-Nato chief launches attack on RIP Act - VNUNET

'A former Nato director has made a stinging attack on the UK government over its cyber snooping law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:27 PM Wed 1 Nov 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , VNUNET