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Archives for 'ZDNET' 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
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
Abandon data retention plans, urge privacy groups - ZDNET

'The British government's oft-criticised data retention plans will open up your phone and email records to law enforcement agents from the UK to beyond the Urals, say critics' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:27 AM Tue 4 Nov 2003 Categories: Data retention , Surveillance & Security , ZDNET
Whistle blown over extent of UK data seizures - ZDNET

'Around one billion pieces of personal data are handed over to the police and other official bodies each year by communications companies, privacy advocates have calculated' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:50 PM Fri 16 May 2003 Categories: Privacy , ZDNET
MP wins Internet Hero award - ZDNET

MP wins Internet Hero award - Richard Allan, Liberal MP for Sheffield Hallam, won the coveted Internet Hero award on Thursday night at the ISP Association's annual ceremony, the ISPAs.

Posted by SteveC at 05:00 PM Fri 21 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , ZDNET
MPs say snooping laws need ring fence - ZDNET

MPs say snooping laws need ring fence - New laws mean that ISPs face a mountain of requests for communications data - but government agencies can avoid paying costs by using old powers.

Posted by SteveC at 01:57 PM Mon 3 Feb 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
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
MPs say snooping laws need ring fence - RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2)

New laws mean that ISPs face a mountain of requests for communications data - but government agencies can avoid paying costs by using old powers

Posted by SteveC at 04:01 PM Fri 3 Jan 2003 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , ZDNET
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
New powers put privacy laws to the test - ZDNET

'The government's move to give more agencies access to personal Internet and telecoms information will put a strain on the Data Protection Act and other institutions, say critics' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:21 PM Wed 12 Jun 2002 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
Tories pledge to boost broadband and e-commerce - ZDNET

Tories pledge to boost broadband and e-commerce

Posted by SteveC at 12:49 PM Tue 17 Apr 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
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
Straw enters bitter row over RIP Bill - ZDNET

'In a week when the RIP Bill has been hit by increased and often bitter criticism, enter the Home Secretary to defend the government's plans, and criticise the British Chambers of Commerce's report' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:33 PM Thu 15 Jun 2000 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
Data protection chief swipes out at spying Bill - ZDNET

'Britain's data protection commissioner Elizabeth France hit out at the government's controversial cyber-surveillance bill Wednesday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:31 PM Wed 14 Jun 2000 Categories: RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
Report says snooping bill expensive and useless - ZDNET

'The controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers(RIP) Bill will cost Britain a crippling 43bn over the next five years if made law, according to a report published Monday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:06 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Please let this Bill RIP - ZDNET

"This is a pantomime horse of a Bill" said Lord McNally: "That is why we get constant references to telecommunications and postal systems which all hark back to legislation that is 15, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years old. At the back end of the horse is an attempt to deal with new technology." link

Posted by SteveC at 04:20 PM Tue 13 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
RIP comes in for roasting from former government adviser - ZDNET

'The Institute of Directors(IoD) head of e-business policy, Professor Jim Norton -- formerly head of the Cabinet Office's Performance of Innovation Unit which produced the definitive government report on e-commerce last September -- is the latest critic of the RIP (Regulation of Investigatory Powers) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:55 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Report to Lords will show extra cost of snooping bill - ZDNET

'A report to be presented to the House of Lords Monday claims the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill will cost Britain's ISPs far more than has been previously claimed by the government, according to sources.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:51 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Father of the Web lambastes cyber snooping bill - ZDNET

'British scientist Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the founding father of the World Wide Web, publicly damned British legislation proposing increased Internet surveillance and controls over online privacy Sunday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Mon 12 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Pressure grows on government to scrap snooping bill - ZDNET

'The government claims its email snooping bill is necessary to keep law enforcers up to date with criminals using the Net but opponents argue it is an unprecedented intrusion on privacy. In a highly critical letter to Home Secretary Jack Straw director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chris Humphries warns that government plans to make the UK the best place to trade electronically will be scuppered if the bill becomes law in its current state.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:04 PM Wed 7 Jun 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , ZDNET
Cyber-snooping Bill through House of Commons - ZDNET

'Sadly inadequate' RIP bill is branded by some MPs 'a ridiculous effort and a shame on Britain's long standing human rights record' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:47 PM Tue 9 May 2000 Categories: Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
Government to build new email and surfing surveillance centre - ZDNET

'A new centre for monitoring email and Internet communications is to be built by NCIS (National Criminal Intelligence Service) at the cost of 25m, the government said Tuesday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:09 PM Tue 2 May 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
Wiretapping may cost ISPs 17m - report - ZDNET

'Wiretapping the Internet -- in accordance with the government's controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill -- will cost Britain's 400 ISPs at least 17m in the first year, with the total cost to both ISPs and the government rising to around 30m according to a report published Thursday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:45 PM Wed 26 Apr 2000 Categories: Cost to industry , Govt. Consultations , ZDNET
RIP Bill comes under fresh attack - ZDNET

'On the eve of a privacy conference, two leading human rights organisations have accused the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill of violating human rights laws. A forthcoming government bill concerning Internet communication directly contravenes the European Convention of Human Rights, according to a report published on Wednesday by leading civil liberty rights groups.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:05 AM Wed 22 Mar 2000 Categories: Govt. Consultations , Human Rights , ZDNET
RIP bill gets buried under fax mountain - ZDNET

'Stand.org.uk sets up fax protest in response to government's controversial RIP Bill
MPs have been bombarded by thousands of faxes from Internet users incensed at the government's controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:00 AM Tue 21 Mar 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , ZDNET
Government snooping will cost taxpayers millions - ZDNET

'Plans to seize encryption keys from crime suspects will leave them vulnerable to theft and misuse. Government snooping plans will cost the taxpayer "hundreds of millions" of pounds, according to a report published on Monday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:50 PM Wed 1 Mar 2000 Categories: FIPR releases , Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , ZDNET
Bullies, teenagers and Net giants - ZDNET

'Known as RIP to its friends (it has few) and its enemies (it has many), the bill would benefit from taking advice from eighties Indie band Orange Jucie. "Rip it up and start again" would definitely be the best thing for it. While privacy advocates question why the government needs the ability to intercept email, Human Rights campaigners point out that the bill breaks the European Convention of Human Rights. It reverses the burden of proof (if you are suspected of owning a decryption key, you are now guilty until proven innocent). And finally the government has incensed Internet service providers who will have to shell out millions to get interception equipment installed.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:39 PM Mon 14 Feb 2000 Categories: Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , ZDNET
New surveillance bill comes under fire - ZDNET

'Regulation of Investigatory Powers bill violates human rights law, say civil liberties campaigners. The government Thursday published the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill, branded "impossible" by Internet campaigners for its potential human rights conflicts.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:23 PM Thu 10 Feb 2000 Categories: Human Rights , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , ZDNET