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Blunkett outlines ID card plans - BBC

'All UK citizens could be forced to have some form of identity card by 2013, David Blunkett has said.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:40 PM Tue 11 Nov 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Surveillance & Security
Support for identity cards - BBC

'DAVID FROST: Well that's exactly what I wanted to talk about second, so you're spot on there. And in fact, while we're on the how it works bit, I mean people think it's going to be more complicated obviously than a credit card, some people say well we've got passports why do we need this, but is it because of all the extra devices, the retinal spotting and so on? What is, what is the way to make an ID card, a compulsory ID card, work?' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:48 PM Mon 10 Nov 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Surveillance & Security
Blunkett pushes ID cards debate - BBC

'David Blunkett wants proposals for ID cards to be included in the forthcoming Queen's Speech. The home secretary told BBC One's Breakfast with Frost programme he wanted a bill for the introduction of national identity cards to go before Parliament in the autumn.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:10 PM Sun 21 Sep 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards
'Snoopers' charter' unveiled - BBC

'Government agencies will be able to access e-mail and phone data, under measures unveiled by ministers.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:23 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: BBC , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
Plans for '40 ID cards - BBC

'People aged over 16 in the UK may soon have to pay nearly 40 for a compulsory identity card, it is being reported.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:06 PM Tue 8 Jul 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Privacy
Public oppose ID card scheme - BBC

'The UK Government has finally admitted that the public are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a national ID card.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:00 PM Thu 19 Jun 2003 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , ID Cards
ID card 'tricks' anger net users - BBC

'Net activists are pressing the UK Government to explain what has happened to thousands of public responses that expressed doubts about the merits of ID cards. ' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:31 PM Fri 30 May 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards
Spooks 'to share terror secrets' - BBC

'The UK's latest move in the fight against terrorism is a secret project to bring together intelligence data from the UK's security agencies, say reports.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:33 PM Thu 29 May 2003 Categories: BBC , Data retention , Privacy
Extent of UK snooping revealed - BBC

Officials in the UK are routinely demanding huge quantities of information about what people do online and who they call, say privacy experts. link

Posted by SteveC at 01:19 PM Fri 16 May 2003 Categories: BBC , Privacy
Mayor Ken named Big Bad Brother - BBC

'London mayor Ken Livingstone has won the Worst Public Servant category at this year's Big Brother Awards for his surveillance of transport systems.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:09 AM Wed 26 Mar 2003 Categories: Awards , BBC
How to avoid the online snoopers - BBC

'Where is the line to be drawn when it comes to protecting privacy and respected the law in the digital world, asks technology consultant Bill Thompson.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:02 AM Sun 16 Mar 2003 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
Cautious response to 'snoop' plans - BBC

"I would have expected rock sold commitments but instead the government is saying 'let's have another debate'. I'd have thought we were beyond that and now we seem to be back to square one," - Simon Davies, Head of Privacy International link

Posted by SteveC at 04:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2003 Categories: BBC , Code of Practice , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2)
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
UK stands firm on snooping laws - Reports/Equiries

UK stands firm on snooping laws - The UK Government is determined to push ahead with its plans for internet snooping despite mounting opposition.

Posted by SteveC at 04:10 PM Thu 30 Jan 2003 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , Reports/Equiries
UK net villains nominated - Awards

UK net villains nominated "The Home Office is a strong contender for the top villain slot because of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act..."

Posted by SteveC at 03:34 PM Mon 23 Dec 2002 Categories: Awards , BBC
Rethink urged over net snooping laws - Govt. Consultations

Rethink urged over net snooping laws - "Net snooping laws in the UK are a mess"

Posted by SteveC at 03:42 PM Thu 19 Dec 2002 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
Switch on for state snooping - RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)

Switch on for state snooping

Posted by SteveC at 03:46 PM Wed 17 Jul 2002 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Blunkett backs down over 'snoop' laws - RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)

Blunkett backs down over 'snoop' laws - Home Office "blundered", backs off for consultation in new year

Posted by SteveC at 03:52 PM Tue 18 Jun 2002 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
'Massive abuse' of privacy feared - BBC

'Plans to increase the number of organisations that can look at records of what you do online could lead to widespread abuse of personal information, warn experts.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:39 PM Tue 11 Jun 2002 Categories: BBC , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Questions over net snooping centre - BBC

'A controversial internet snooping centre to be opened in the summer by the UK Government could cause more problems than it solves, experts say.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:43 PM Thu 6 Jun 2002 Categories: BBC , Privacy
European 'spying' laws savaged - BBC

'Civil liberty groups have condemned a European Parliament decision to let law enforcers spy on phone and net users.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:41 PM Mon 20 May 2002 Categories: BBC , Privacy
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

'A specialist police unit designed to tackle computer-based crime has been launched by Home Secretary Jack Straw.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:50 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

NO MENTION OF RIP New force to tackle cybercrime

Posted by SteveC at 12:40 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Cybercrime: Does it put you off using the internet? - BBC

'Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities. It covers a wide range of illegal activity from financial scams, computer hacking and virus attacks to downloading pornographic images.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:51 PM Tue 6 Feb 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
'Lewd' e-mailers keep jobs - BBC

'Workers suspended by a leading insurance company over the distribution of 'lewd' e-mails have been told their jobs are safe.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:36 PM Thu 11 Jan 2001 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
Big Brother warning after e-mail sackings - BBC

'Union leaders representing insurance workers sacked over 'lewd' e-mails fear the action could lead to a Big Brother office environment.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:30 PM Fri 5 Jan 2001 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
Cybercrime treaty condemned - BBC

'A draft European treaty on cybercrime has been condemned as "appalling" by civil liberty groups around the globe.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:23 PM Mon 18 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
Firms 'should allow personal e-mails' - BBC

'TUC general secretary John Monks said recent regulations, giving employers sweeping powers to monitor their workers' e-mails and internet activity, had left many people worried that managers might be "snooping" on their personal e-mails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:43 PM Sun 17 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Press send to censor - BBC

'A majority of companies will soon be monitoring employee e-mails in a bid to stop their reputation being damaged by inappropriate messages.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:18 PM Fri 15 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
E-mail spy powers 'necessary' - BBC

'Powers for the police and other law enforcement agencies to snoop on e-mails, telephone calls and internet traffic must be granted in order to combat modern crime, a senior intelligence officer has warned.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:05 PM Mon 4 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
Spy plans 'threat to human rights' - BBC

'Civil liberties campaigners have warned the government that granting police and secret services greater snooping powers would be a breach of human rights.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:59 PM Sun 3 Dec 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
'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
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
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)
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
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
Hague's 17 new policies - BBC

"On taking office, reviewing the operation of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers legislation." link

Posted by SteveC at 01:29 PM Tue 5 Sep 2000 Categories: BBC
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
'Snooping Bill technically inept' - BBC

'The UK Government's plans to eavesdrop on criminals that use the internet are "technically inept", say security experts.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:09 PM Wed 26 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Reports/Equiries
Peers pass e-mail interception bill - BBC

'Plans to allow the security services to intercept private e-mails have passed the House of Lords.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:00 PM Thu 20 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)
Safeguard over e-mail 'snooping' Bill - BBC

'The government has agreed a new safeguard on its 'snooping Bill' aimed at tackling cyber crime, to try to ease opponents' fears over potential abuse by security forces.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:41 PM Thu 13 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
'Snooping' bill protests stepped up - BBC

'Opponents of the government's "snooping" bill are keeping up the pressure to amend or scrap the controversial legislation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:37 PM Wed 12 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
ISPs RIP warning - BBC

'The UK Government's "snooping bill" is making internet companies consider moving their businesses overseas.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:33 PM Tue 11 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Crackdown on computer criminals - BBC

'The UK Government is setting up an agency dedicated to fighting cyber-crime. The high-tech crime unit will help police forces cope with the growing numbers of criminals who use computers and tackle the new crimes that computers make possible.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:21 PM Fri 7 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Net laws 'still allow snooping' - BBC

'Changes to the UK Government's "snooping" Bill have done little to limit the power it gives police to spy on citizens, say civil liberty campaigners.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:09 PM Thu 6 Jul 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Net snooping bill 'harms business' - BBC

'A bill giving police powers to see people's e-mails will work against the interests of British industry, the government has been warned.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:12 PM Wed 28 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry
Ministers amend net snooping legislation - BBC

'Several key changes are being made to the UK Government's controversial plans to allow the police sweeping powers to monitor e-mails. The Home Office has said that under the changes the home secretary must sign a warrant before an individual's e-mails can be monitored.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:00 PM Tue 27 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , Reverse of burden of proof
Net surveillance: Your questions answered - BBC

'Government minister Charles Clarke answers your questions on net surveillance.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:23 PM Tue 20 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV)
Peers examine email tapping - BBC

'The government's bill to update security laws in the wake of the internet revolution will continue its bumpy ride through Parliament on Monday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:33 PM Mon 19 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry , Privacy
Net laws could cost business - BBC

'An independent study has found that controversial legislation aimed at monitoring the internet could prove extremely costly to the UK economy.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:17 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry
Criticism of net snooping bill grows - BBC

'Business groups and politicians are queuing up to criticise the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill that extends police snooping powers into cyberspace.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:00 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry
Snooping bill 'will harm business' - BBC

'Last week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) wrote to Jack Straw expressing concerns about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:48 PM Mon 5 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry
Watching while you surf - BBC

'The UK is leading the world when it comes to high-tech spying on its citizens, say civil liberty and privacy groups.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:24 PM Thu 25 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Tories demand tougher computer penalties - BBC

'People who refuse to allow authorities access to coded information on their computers should face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, the UK's Conservative party says.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:49 PM Tue 9 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)
Computer crime plan 'bad for business' - BBC

'Controversial proposals to control the interception of e-mail and other communications return to the UK Parliament on Monday, having previously been described appalling and objectionable.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:45 PM Mon 8 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Privacy
Spy centre to spread its web - BBC

'The government is to build a 25m spy centre to monitor criminal gangs through their use of the internet. The Government Technical Assistance Centre (GTAC) is likely to be used to unscramble coded internet messages, tap phones and intercept e-mails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:03 PM Mon 1 May 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Computer cloaks and digital daggers - BBC

'The announcement that the government is to spend 25m on a new internet surveillance centre capable of tracking and intercepting electronic communications is clear evidence that a new era of digital spying has been ushered in.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:55 PM Sun 30 Apr 2000 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Website campaign to derail legislation - BBC

'Stand.org.uk, comprising e-commerce entrepreneurs and new media thinkers, say that the public has sent more than 1,500 faxes from its website to MPs within two weeks of the launch of their new campaign against the bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:31 PM Fri 31 Mar 2000 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)
Big Brother delves into your inbox - BBC

'Student Julie Ann Davies was "astonished" when she was arrested over her links with former MI5 spy David Shayler, because she'd had no idea she was under police investigation. It is speculated that she had been the subject of a covert operation, and that police or MI5 had been intercepting her e-mails for some time, entirely without her knowledge.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:14 PM Wed 8 Mar 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , Privacy
Computer crime plans attacked - BBC

'Laws proposed by the UK Government to enable the interception of electronic communications in the battle against organised crime have been criticised as appalling and objectionable.The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill debate was opened by the Home Secretary Jack Straw who said law enforcement agencies worldwide were worried about the criminal use of encryption to send coded electronic messages. He said UK and the US was putting in place a package of measures to tackle the problem.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:05 PM Tue 7 Mar 2000 Categories: BBC , Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)
Surveillance bill under fire - BBC

'The UK Government came under fire on Thursday from the internet community after it published a Bill to regulate covert surveillance. The critics say the legislation, if passed, could lead to innocent people being sent to jail simply because they have lost their data encryption codes.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:21 PM Thu 10 Feb 2000 Categories: BBC , Human Rights , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)