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Archives for 'RIP Oversight (Part IV)' category.

Data surveillance complaints have zero success rate - ZDNET

'The body set up to protect UK citizens from having their communications data unfairly accessed by the police or secret agents has yet to rule in favour of a single complainant despite receiving hundreds of complaints, the government has revealed.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:26 AM Wed 5 Nov 2003 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Surveillance & Security , ZDNET
Alarm at sweeping powers for state snoopers - The Telegraph

'Sweeping powers for Government agencies to carry out covert surveillance, run agents and gather the telephone data of private citizens were contained in legislation published yesterday.
State bodies ranging from the police, intelligence services and Whitehall departments to local councils, the Postal Services Commission and the chief inspector of schools will be able to authorise undercover operations.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:14 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
'Snoopers' charter' backs council spies - The Times

'COUNCILS will have powers to run undercover agents and secret surveillance to halt fraud or crime under government proposal' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:07 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: Data retention , Govt. Consultations , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Times
Home Office in two minds on snooping - FIPR releases

'In June 2002 the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) was the first to draw attention to the Government's totally disproportionate proposals for access to communications data (records of email senders and receivers, phone numbers called or web pages visited). The Home Office apparently intended for every Whitehall or Town Hall bureaucrat to have access to this highly sensitive data. They now admit this was "not proportionate" and have set out schemes for limiting the type of data that might be accessed and the controls that might be applied.' Read the full FIPR release here

Posted by SteveC at 04:11 PM Wed 12 Mar 2003 Categories: FIPR releases , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
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
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
Are your staff surfing safely? - VNUNET

Are your staff surfing safely?- ...the Home
Office has promised to publish a code of practice covering RIP [wrong
- not about this]
, its publication has been delayed....George
Gardiner, senior partner at solicitors Buchanan Ingersol...called on the
Home Office [??!!] to delay publication of the
code no longer than is strictly necessary.

Posted by SteveC at 01:03 PM Mon 9 Apr 2001 Categories: Code of Practice , Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , VNUNET
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
Commons debate: Mayday, MI5, subversion, and the internet - IndyMedia

Commons debate: Mayday, MI5, subversion, and the internet

Posted by SteveC at 01:40 PM Mon 2 Apr 2001 Categories: IndyMedia , RIP Oversight (Part IV)
MoD inquiry into 'privacy breach' - The Guardian

'Ministry of Defence police have ordered an internal inquiry into allegations that its officers extracted private information stored on a mobile phone of an anti-nuclear protester, the Guardian can reveal.
[...]
A spokesman for the MoD police said the inquiry was to determine whether the information was taken in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:55 PM Mon 19 Feb 2001 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
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
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 12:20 PM Tue 24 Oct 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Reverse of burden of proof , The Guardian
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)
We won't read your emails - The Guardian

'The regulation of investigatory powers bill continues to be branded as a "massive extension of the state's power to spy on citizens" (Leader, June 12). This bill does not introduce new powers. It does, however, update the law enforcement agencies existing and highly regulated powers to fight organised criminals exploiting developing communications technology. A warrant, signed by the home secretary, will be needed to monitor emails in the same way one is needed now to monitor communications.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:37 PM Thu 15 Jun 2000 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , The Guardian