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Data retainers unite! You have nothing to lose but your freedoms - The Inquirer

'THE WEARINESS with which I approach yet again the subject of data retention tells me something about how bad policies get passed. The people who want them just keep plugging away until everyone's too exhausted to fight any more.' - link

Posted by SteveC at 11:42 PM Mon 12 May 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , The Inquirer
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
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