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Silenced: Censorship and Control of the Internet - Privacy International

'Silenced is an independent research initiative managed jointly by Privacy International and the GreenNet Educational Trust. The twelve-month project was undertaken through a collaboration of more than fifty experts and advocates throughout the world.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:45 PM Sun 21 Sep 2003 Categories: Data retention , Privacy , Privacy International , Reports/Equiries
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
Scrap data retention plans, say MPs - RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2)

An inquiry by a cross-party group of MPs says that not only should the government drop its data retention plans, but they should be scrapped across Europe

Posted by SteveC at 04:05 PM Wed 29 Jan 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
APIG report complete - Reports/Equiries

The All Party Internet Group (APIG) inquiry into Government access to communications data has been released here. See also the oral and written evidence. Also APIG press notices.

Posted by SteveC at 03:56 PM Tue 28 Jan 2003 Categories: 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
FPIR Consultation Response - Reports/Equiries

FIPR response to the All Party Internet Group public inquiry into all aspects of communications data retention and the subsequent access to that data.

Posted by SteveC at 03:25 PM Sun 15 Dec 2002 Categories: 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
Government backtracks on encryption enquiry - ZDNET

Government backtracks on encryption enquiry-
Despite accepting its own taskforce
recommendation two weeks ago, the Home Office now says there will be no independent
enquiry into the effects of the controversial RIP Act...."The impact of
the Act should be looked at by an independent panel to see if the government
has got it right or not, rather than whether or not the industry is
happy" Yaman Akdeniz CRCL

Posted by SteveC at 01:12 PM Wed 4 Apr 2001 Categories: Govt. Consultations , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked - ZDNET

Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked"The official parliamentary watchdog has exposed
the [RIP] complaints mechanism as a sham, and a senior member has
highlighted its inadequacy under the European Convention of Human
Rights" Caspar Bowden, FIPR

Posted by SteveC at 01:23 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
'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
UN report scorns UK human rights record - The Guardian

'A devastating United Nations report has condemned the UK's human rights record and called for sweeping reforms to the security services, an end to gagging orders and protection for journalists who expose wrongdoing inside MI5 and MI6.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:22 PM Thu 20 Jul 2000 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , Reports/Equiries , The Guardian
MP to launch RIP Bill inquiry - VNUNET

'The chairman of a cross-party information select committee is launching a parliamentary inquiry into the technical weaknesses of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:09 PM Wed 28 Jun 2000 Categories: Govt. Consultations , Reports/Equiries , VNUNET