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Archives for 'Cost to industry' category.

Kick this legislation out - The Guardian

'Tony Blair was given a mild drubbing by the Women's Institute last week. But that is nothing to what ought to happen this week as the RIP (regulation of investigatory powers) bill enters its committee stage in the Lords. People and industry are only just waking up to the enormity of what is proposed and their lordships would do us all a favour if they used their delaying powers to throw this disgraceful bill back to the Commons for a complete rewrite.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:03 PM Thu 12 Jun 2003 Categories: Cost to industry , The Guardian
European Industry Groups Oppose Mandatory ISP Data Retention - ComputerWeekly.com

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is heading a coalition of
industry groups opposing mandatory data retention laws being discussed
by EU ministers. The ICC represents worldwide and European business,
including most major Internet service providers (ISPs) and
manufacturers. The coalition is challenging EU member states on
proposals that would require communication service providers to store
details of all calls, e-mails and transactions for use by law
enforcement agencies. In a joint statement, the coalition said:
"Business is concerned about the lack of co-ordination internationally.
In addition, the low level of dialogue with experts will result in
national policies on traffic data that severely harm communication
service providers and, in turn, their end-user customers." Maria
Farrell, with the ICC Commission on E-Business, IT and Telecoms, said
the coalition was opposed to data retention laws that would put a huge
burden on communication service providers. "We are also concerned about
consumer privacy, particularly if customers lose trust in the
communications infrastructure." The coalition does support data
preservation, where law enforcement agencies could ask a service
provider to preserve data on a specified customer rather than for
everyone.

Source: "Business Rejects EU Data Law Plans," Cliff Saran, ComputerWeekly,

Posted by SteveC at 02:12 PM Tue 6 May 2003 Categories: ComputerWeekly.com , Cost to industry , Data retention
Police urge business to report hi-tech crimes - The Register

'Businesses are being urged to report hacking attempts and incidents of Internet-based extortion to the police, rather than keep quiet for fear of damage to their reputations.' link Posted by SteveC at 03:49 PM Wed 7 Feb 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register

ISPs 'RIP' Into British Police - Wired News

'A stream of "stupid questions" posed by technically callow police officers trying to enforce a controversial law are angering Britain's Internet service providers, who are threatening to move their businesses out of the country if authorities don't wise up soon.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:42 PM Fri 19 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , Wired News
RIP not a problem thanks to police stupidity - The Register

'Well, the RIP Act may be Draconian but we shouldn't worry at the moment because the police haven't got a clue what they're doing. That at least is what representatives of the ISP Association said at a forum in the House of Lords yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:40 PM Wed 17 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
ISPs draw up 'say and pay' list for police - VNUNET

'Internet service providers (ISPs) are drawing up a list of what they will tell the police about their customers when under criminal investigation, and how much they will charge for the information.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:39 PM Tue 16 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
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
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
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 04:27 PM Sun 24 Sep 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , The Guardian
Email spy law 'costly and undemocratic' - The Guardian

'Controversial new laws allowing the government to "spy" on emails were not only a severe threat to human rights and civil liberties but would undermine Britain's hopes of being a leading centre for e-commerce, the Liberal Democrats heard yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:18 PM Wed 20 Sep 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , The Guardian
Lib Dems go against RIP bill - The Register

'The Liberal Democrat's Party convention has brought a few more people out of the shadows and into the fight against aspects of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:16 PM Wed 20 Sep 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Register
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
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
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
Net firms set to flee RIP Bill - The Observer

'Claranet, the UK's largest independent Internet Service Provider, is poised to move parts of its telecoms infrastructure abroad to protect the communications traffic of its blue chip clients from potential vetting by the security services.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:25 PM Sun 30 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Observer
U.K. e-mail snooping bill passed - CNN

'LONDON (IDG) -- The surveillance bill granting the U.K. government sweeping powers to access e-mail and other encrypted Internet communications passed its final vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday and is set to become law on October 5.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:22 PM Fri 28 Jul 2000 Categories: CNN , Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Human Rights , Privacy
No 10's leaked memo reveals faults in RIP bill - The Guardian

'If hackers can access the government's site, it sends a highly pessimistic message to companies around the world planning to do electronic business with UK companies. And, of course, individuals as well.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:02 PM Mon 17 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Guardian
RIP to civil liberties and the e-business revolution - The Observer

'On Thursday, the British Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill completed its passage through the Lords, on its way to the Statute Book in October. Although their Lordships have done some sterling work in Committee, the Bill that now returns to the Lower House preserves intact its sinister essence as a spooks' charter.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:59 PM Sun 16 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , The Observer
Advisory board to monitor RIP enforcement - VNUNET

'The House of Lords last night voted to allow ISPs to appeal to a technical advisory board if they felt the government was making unreasonable technical demands on them to enforce its so-called snooping bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:50 PM Fri 14 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Peers move to ease RIP cost fears - VNUNET

'The House of Lords last night moved to calm fears among internet service providers that they would bear the brunt of the cost of implementing the so-called snooping bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:49 PM Fri 14 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Lament of the cheesed-off chiefs - The Guardian

'Bob Brace, vice-president of channel marketing for Nokia, said the RIP bill was a waste of time. "Most government officials are not IT literate and do not understand what the bill actually means," he said.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:47 PM Thu 13 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Guardian
UK groups urge Lords to scrap RIP Bill - VNUNET

'An alliance of more than 50 UK organisations has called on the House of Lords to scrap the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:35 PM Wed 12 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
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)
ISPs fly to continent to escape RIP - The Register

'Two more ISPs have threatened to up sticks and move their email systems overseas if the government goes ahead with its planned Web snooping plans.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:31 PM Tue 11 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Register
ISP considers quitting UK over RIP bill - VNUNET

'A Manchester-based ISP is threatening to move some of its services abroad to protect client confidentiality if the UK government does not make significant changes to the so-called internet snooping bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:28 PM Mon 10 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
Firm's threat over 'net-spying' Bill - thisismoney

'A major internet service provider is threatening to quit Britain if the Government pushes ahead with a controversial bill to snoop on e-mails. Poptel, which provides net services to the TUC as well as various unions and voluntary groups, said that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill should be rethought.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:26 PM Sun 9 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Human Rights , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , thisismoney
Internet spy bill set at 20m - The Guardian

'The government is to hand business 20m to cover the cost of installing "black box recorders" from which the security services will be able to intercept internet traffic, including emails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:17 PM Fri 7 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
Concern over RIP Bill continues to rise - VNUNET

'UK government changes to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill have done little to placate opposition to the legislation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Thu 6 Jul 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
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
Brits Tone Down Email Bill - Wired News

'LONDON -- The British government tabled a series of amendments to its bill allowing police and security services to view private emails on Tuesday to head off a brewing revolt in the upper chamber of parliament.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:07 PM Tue 27 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Wired News
Industry unimpressed by RIP Bill changes - VNUNET

'In the face of mounting criticism, the government last night suggested changes to the so-called snooping bill that would soften its impact on UK businesses.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:02 PM Tue 27 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Ministers back down on email 'spy charter' - The Guardian

'The government is to back down following public uproar over a new security services legal framework, which critics claim will give British spies untrammelled access to email.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:56 PM Tue 27 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
U.K. pulls back on cybersnoop bill - CNN

'(IDG) -- In the face of increasing pressure from privacy groups, business groups and Internet service providers (ISPs), the U.K. government is backing away from some of the more controversial aspects of its e-mail surveillance bill currently under consideration in the House of Lords.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:53 PM Mon 26 Jun 2000 Categories: CNN , Cost to industry , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
Lords say RIP Bill can be defeated - VNUNET

'Opposition to the UK government's so-called snooping bill is growing among members of the House of Lords, it emerged last night.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:42 PM Thu 22 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
RIP Bill needs 'a very big knife taking to it' - The Register

'The Government was today accused of damaging Britain's reputation overseas through its determination to gain snooping powers over the Net.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:25 PM Wed 21 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Events , The Register
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
Straw braced for defeat over RIP bill - The Guardian

'The beleaguered Home Office, already facing criticism over its handling of asylum seekers and football hooligans, is also bracing itself for the prospect of a swath of defeats over the regulation of the internet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:30 PM Mon 19 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , The Guardian
Net watchdog Bill faces axe - The Observer

'Jack Straw's much criticised Bill to regulate the freedom of the internet is facing disaster in the Lords as critics organise a guerrilla campaign against the Government.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:11 PM Sun 18 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , The Observer
Home Office kept busy defending RIP Bill - The Register

'Fielding opposition to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill is becoming a full-time job for the Home Office.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:41 PM Fri 16 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Register
NTK 2000-06-16 - NTK

'Oh, so *now* everyone's saying RIP's bad? As the bill enter the Lords, the Guardian ("disgraceful"), the Observer ("your privacy ends here"), the Financial Times ("objectionable"), the Independent ("crass"), the Evening Standard ("a nightmare out of George Orwell") and even Computer Weekly ("torpedo the bill") finally spotted the deliberate mistakes.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:55 PM Fri 16 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , NTK
DTI says snooping bill should be reviewed - VNUNET

'UK Trade and Industry secretary Stephen Byers said the Home Office should consider changing the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill, which will give police agencies the power to intercept email, in light of business concerns.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:50 PM Fri 16 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
RIP Bill will "cost UK economy 46 billion" - VNUNET

'The government has been warned that it risks costing the UK economy 46 billion over the next five years unless it makes substantial changes to its Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:48 PM Thu 15 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Report says snooping bill expensive and useless - ZDNET

'The controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers(RIP) Bill will cost Britain a crippling 43bn over the next five years if made law, according to a report published Monday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:06 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Please let this Bill RIP - ZDNET

"This is a pantomime horse of a Bill" said Lord McNally: "That is why we get constant references to telecommunications and postal systems which all hark back to legislation that is 15, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years old. At the back end of the horse is an attempt to deal with new technology." link

Posted by SteveC at 04:20 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
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
Snooping bill will cost 46bn, claims report - VNUNET

'Industry opposition to the UK government's proposed communications snooping bill has intensified following the publication of a report claiming it could cost UK business a massive 46bn over its first five years.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
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
RIP comes in for roasting from former government adviser - ZDNET

'The Institute of Directors(IoD) head of e-business policy, Professor Jim Norton -- formerly head of the Cabinet Office's Performance of Innovation Unit which produced the definitive government report on e-commerce last September -- is the latest critic of the RIP (Regulation of Investigatory Powers) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:55 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Report to Lords will show extra cost of snooping bill - ZDNET

'A report to be presented to the House of Lords Monday claims the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill will cost Britain's ISPs far more than has been previously claimed by the government, according to sources.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:51 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Industry urges rethink on UK snooping Bill - VNUNET

'Business leaders have joined the growing chorus of criticism against the UK government's communications snooping bill as it enters a key stage in the House of Lords today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:46 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Father of the Web lambastes cyber snooping bill - ZDNET

'British scientist Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the founding father of the World Wide Web, publicly damned British legislation proposing increased Internet surveillance and controls over online privacy Sunday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Father of the web lashes snooping Bill - The Observer

'The computer scientist who invented the technologies which underpin the web told The Observer that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill would stifle the development of the internet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:13 PM Sun 11 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , The Observer
RIP Bill faces fresh attack - VNUNET

'The British Chambers of Commerce has warned the government that its proposals to allow the interception of emails by law enforcement agencies could expose businesses to breach of confidentiality charges.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:06 PM Fri 9 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , VNUNET
Pressure grows on government to scrap snooping bill - ZDNET

'The government claims its email snooping bill is necessary to keep law enforcers up to date with criminals using the Net but opponents argue it is an unprecedented intrusion on privacy. In a highly critical letter to Home Secretary Jack Straw director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chris Humphries warns that government plans to make the UK the best place to trade electronically will be scuppered if the bill becomes law in its current state.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:04 PM Wed 7 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
BCC attacks Straw 'licence to snoop' - The Guardian

'Powers allowing Scotland Yard, MI5 and other state agencies to intercept all internet and email communications involve "a serious potential invasion of commercial privacy" and ought to be radically redrafted, the British Chambers of Commerce said yesterday' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:53 PM Tue 6 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Privacy , The Guardian
British E-Commerce to RIP? - Wired News

'LONDON -- Draft legislation allowing security officials to monitor business emails could prevent Britain becoming a leader in e-commerce, the British Chambers of Commerce warned Monday. It said companies could face huge civil liability claims from clients who believe confidentiality has been breached by police investigation of electronic messages' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:55 PM Mon 5 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Wired News
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
UK government forces through net spy bill - VNUNET

'The UK government is bracing itself for a major fight in the Lords over the cost and scope of legislation forcing ISPs to give police access to customers' internet traffic.'

Posted by SteveC at 03:53 PM Wed 10 May 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
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
Industry slams cost of UK snooping bill - VNUNET

'Critics have slammed an independent report into the UK government's proposed communications snooping bill which puts an estimated 34m price tag on the bill's implementation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:48 PM Wed 26 Apr 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Govt. Consultations , VNUNET
Wiretapping may cost ISPs 17m - report - ZDNET

'Wiretapping the Internet -- in accordance with the government's controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill -- will cost Britain's 400 ISPs at least 17m in the first year, with the total cost to both ISPs and the government rising to around 30m according to a report published Thursday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:45 PM Wed 26 Apr 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Govt. Consultations , ZDNET