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Archives for 'RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)' category.

Parliament 'didn't understand RIP Act' - ZDNET

"Peers have expressed their alarm about government attempts to widen the scope of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, claiming the passing of the original law was 'a nightmare'" link

Posted by SteveC at 11:23 AM Thu 6 Nov 2003 Categories: RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , Surveillance & Security , ZDNET
Scrambling for Safety 7 - FIPR releases

The London School of Economics will host a public meeting on Wednesday 22 October to assess proposed government legislation to retain and snoop on information about the phone and Internet activity of everyone in the UK.

Entry is free. RSVP to simon@privacy.org

2.15pm ? 5.00pm, Wednesday 22 October 2003

New Theatre, East Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2

more info

Posted by SteveC at 05:35 PM Thu 2 Oct 2003 Categories: Events , FIPR releases , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
'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)
Home Office snooping plans are almost unchanged - FIPR releases

'In June 2002 the Home Office backed down in the face of the outrage that greeted their totally disproportionate proposals for access to communications data (records of email senders and receivers, phone numbers called or web pages visited). Last week they gave the impression of a change of heart, yet closer examination of the detail of their proposals shows that their plans are almost entirely unchanged.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:20 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: FIPR releases , Govt. Consultations , Privacy , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2)
Blunkett revives plan to let agencies trawl phone and net users' records - The Guardian

'Ministers are to press ahead with plans to ensure that communications companies retain the records of every telephone, internet and email user, in the face of determined opposition from industry and civil liberties groups.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:16 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Guardian
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
Big Brother edges closer to 'total snooping' - The Telegraph

'Are we, in the arresting words yesterday of Shami Chakrabarti, the new director of Liberty, "the most spied upon people in western Europe"?
With closed circuit television pointed at us wherever we go, speed cameras trained on our cars and an army of public servants entitled to demand our personal telephone details or even follow us around, she seems to have a point.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:11 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: Privacy , 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
What David did next - The Guardian

After the furore over data protection last year, SA Mathieson explores the government's designs on our movements in the digital world link

Posted by SteveC at 12:46 PM Fri 25 Apr 2003 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Guardian
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)
Disproportionate costs - The Inquirer

'This week saw the Home Office launch two consultations on communications data. The first covers access to communications data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) - this is the revision to the set of proposals to allow everyone from the food safety people to the local parish council to see your data if they wanted to. The second is the voluntary code of practice for data retention under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act (ATCS) - this is the bit about what data must be kept.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2003 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Inquirer
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 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
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
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)
Consultation on privacy promised for new year - Govt. Consultations

Consultation on privacy promised for new year

Posted by SteveC at 03:37 PM Thu 19 Dec 2002 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , ZDNET
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
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)