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February 2003 Archives

UK government neuters its invasions of privacy - The Inquirer

THE MUCH REVILED Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPa) had been due to be updated to allow all kinds of civil servants access to invade UK citizens privacy almost at whim. Now, according to the Guardian, David Blunkett has done a u-turn following deep public unease. link

Posted by SteveC at 07:39 PM Wed 26 Feb 2003 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Inquirer
Blunkett u-turn on data privacy plans - The Guardian

David Blunkett, the home secretary, has bowed to intense public concern over the privacy of electronic communications and radically redrawn plans to give a host of state agencies and local authorities the power to access telephone, internet and email records. link

Posted by SteveC at 11:32 AM Wed 26 Feb 2003 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Guardian
Government wins net villain award - BBC

Government wins net villain award - The UK Home Office has been awarded the title of Internet Villain for a second time in a row at the internet industry's annual ISPA award ceremony.

Posted by SteveC at 01:54 PM Sat 22 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , BBC
'Internet Villain' of the year was awarded to the Home Office - Internet Magazine

'Internet Villain' of the year was awarded to the Home Office - "for the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security (ATCS) Act, and continual delays associated with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)".

Posted by SteveC at 01:53 PM Sat 22 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , Internet Magazine
MP wins Internet Hero award - ZDNET

MP wins Internet Hero award - Richard Allan, Liberal MP for Sheffield Hallam, won the coveted Internet Hero award on Thursday night at the ISP Association's annual ceremony, the ISPAs.

Posted by SteveC at 05:00 PM Fri 21 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , ZDNET
FAXYOURMP.com 'instrumental in substantially altering the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act' - The Guardian

FAXYOURMP.com 'instrumental in substantially altering the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act' - FaxYourMP.com has celebrated another milestone, with figures showing its effectiveness in getting people in touch with their MPs. And it is all done by volunteers

Posted by SteveC at 05:13 PM Thu 13 Feb 2003 Categories: The Guardian
MPs say snooping laws need ring fence - ZDNET

MPs say snooping laws need ring fence - New laws mean that ISPs face a mountain of requests for communications data - but government agencies can avoid paying costs by using old powers.

Posted by SteveC at 01:57 PM Mon 3 Feb 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET