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Archives for 'Reverse of burden of proof' category.

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
RIP bill mocked for passing 'complexity pain barrier' -

'The UK Government has amended its plans to give authorities sweeping new powers to police the internet after withering criticism from campaigners and a threatened backlash in the House of Lords.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:05 PM Mon 3 Jul 2000 Categories: Reverse of burden of proof ,
NTK 2000-06-30 - NTK

'Our deadhead E-ENVOY finally responded to the hundreds of complaints about RIP sent to his office, by talking to a bunch of Americans about it. He said that some Britons were worried that RIP allowed "snooping on all e-mail traffic", and added the reality was "very different". He also got the name of the bill wrong, which may mean he's in a different reality himself. Some clues to this parallel universe: the same week, he told MPs that there was no reverse burden of proof in the Bill. Which is odd, because days later Lord Bassam gave an amendment which removed the nonexistent reverse burden.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:20 PM Fri 30 Jun 2000 Categories: NTK , Reverse of burden of proof
Drunks should fear RIP bill - The Register

'Tony Blair's brilliant plan to give the police the power to fine drunks 100 on the spot could provide the opportunity to show off the majesty of the government's email snooping bill.

If the pissed up punter hasn't got enough readies, the idea is that the cops will be entitled to escort them to the nearest cashpoint to withdraw the dosh.

This is where the mighty Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill could step in when it becomes law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:17 PM Fri 30 Jun 2000 Categories: Reverse of burden of proof , The Register
Ministers amend net snooping legislation - BBC

'Several key changes are being made to the UK Government's controversial plans to allow the police sweeping powers to monitor e-mails. The Home Office has said that under the changes the home secretary must sign a warrant before an individual's e-mails can be monitored.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:00 PM Tue 27 Jun 2000 Categories: BBC , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , Reverse of burden of proof
More holes in net privacy - FIPR releases

Letter to the Guardian by Director Caspar Bowden:

'Charles Clarke's view of the regulation of the investigatory powers bill's decryption powers (Letters, March 10) is "we will only prosecute if you're guilty". Internet users manage a plethora of passwords to protect email, files, and website registrations. Failure to produce any password required by any public authority for any official purpose (S.46.2.b.ii) means two years' jail. The court will convict if it believes you were lying about forgetting a password, or uncooperative in finding it.

No evidence is needed of involvement in a substantive crime. Moreover, a lifetime gagging clause prevents telling what happened on penalty of a further five years (S.50). The data protection act mandates data controllers to take adequate precautions including encryption, so they are in jeopardy either way.'

Posted by SteveC at 11:51 PM Wed 15 Mar 2000 Categories: FIPR releases , Reverse of burden of proof