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Archives for 'The Times' category.

Blunkett in threat to quit on ID cards - The Times

'DAVID BLUNKETT was poised to resign from the cabinet if he had not got his way over identity cards, it has emerged.' link

Posted by SteveC at 10:23 AM Sun 16 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Times
Mandatory ID cards backed by police chief - The Times

'THE head of the Metropolitan Police gave public backing yesterday to the introduction of compulsory identity cards, describing them as an "absolutely essential" tool in the fight against terrorism.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:40 PM Mon 10 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Times
Blair plans ID card strategy - The Times

'Mr Blair faces a further tactical problem, over identity cards. Their introduction is to be included in the Speech in the form of a draft Bill; this means it will not be debated until shortly before the next election. Ministers believe this will mean there is less opposition to it among MPs, as it has wide support among voters' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:13 PM Mon 3 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Times
Blair draft bill keeps ID card debate alive - The Times

'CABINET ministers are expected to call a truce over identity cards this week by agreeing to include the measure in the Queen's speech in the form of a draft bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:53 AM Sun 2 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Times
Full text of letter from Paul Boateng to David Blunkett - The Times

'First, the analysis needs to set out the various problems we are seeking to tackle, and the options, including ID cards, for addressing them. There may well be alternative options that would provide us with a series of quick wins with much lower risks and costs. Some of these were explored in the Cabinet Office review of identity fraud last year.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:36 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Full text of letter from Jack Straw to David Blunkett - The Times

'We remain as far apart as ever on the acceptability of charging. How will we get people to accept a fee when asylum seekers get the card free?' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:33 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Cabinet revolt over ID cards - The Times

'LEAKED cabinet papers reveal a plot by Jack Straw and Gordon Brown to scupper Tony Blair's plans to introduce compulsory identity cards.

The foreign secretary and the Treasury have written confidential letters to cabinet colleagues strongly condemning the plans drawn up by David Blunkett, the home secretary.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:29 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Blair becomes a convert to national identity cards - The Times

'THE Prime Minister has thrown his full weight behind national identity cards, making it the first test of his pledge to confront the "tough choices" facing the country.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:33 PM Thu 2 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
'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
Goodbye speed cameras, hello a spy in every car - The Times

'EVEN George Orwell would have choked. Government officials are drawing up plans to fit all cars in Britain with a personalised microchip so that rule-breaking motorists can be prosecuted by computer. Dubbed the "Spy in the Dashboard" and "the Informer" the chip will automatically report a wide range of offences including speeding, road tax evasion and illegal parking. The first you will know about it is when a summons or a fine lands on your doormat.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:39 AM Sun 24 Aug 2003 Categories: Privacy , The Times
CCTV to spot 'odd' behaviour on Tube - The Times

'A CLOSED-CIRCUIT television system that can detect suspicious behaviour is being tested this week at two London Underground stations.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:07 PM Thu 10 Jul 2003 Categories: Privacy , The Times
Bosses to be prosecuted for e-mail 'snooping' - The Times

'Employers could face prosecution if they snoop on workers' emails and telephone calls without their knowledge, the Government warned today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:53 PM Wed 11 Jun 2003 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , The Times
Councils granted all-seeing powers - The Times

'SEVEN government departments and all local councils will be able to access details of everyone's telephone and internet records under a sweeping expansion of Big Brother powers planned by David Blunkett.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:58 PM Wed 12 Jun 2002 Categories: Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Times
[RIP is] the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state - The Times


No Hiding Place - Bryan Appleyard
[RIP is] the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state - Anthony Barnett (founding director of Charter 88)

Posted by SteveC at 12:55 PM Sun 15 Apr 2001 Categories: Privacy , The Times
When is a human right not a human right? - The Times

As all good lawyers are aware, the Human Rights Act comes into force on October 2. What perhaps fewer know is that the Act has a retrospective effect in some circumstances. link

Posted by SteveC at 02:18 PM Tue 25 Jan 2000 Categories: Human Rights , The Times