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Smart cards to stop HGV drivers breaking the law -

'Smart cards and digital signatures are to be introduced in heavy goods vehicles and buses by next summer, to comply with new EU rules designed to ensure that drivers are keeping within the law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:28 PM Thu 30 Oct 2003 Categories:
Marks & Spencer starts tracking tag trials -

'Marks & Spencer has begun a trial of the controversial radio frequency ID (RFID) tracking tags in clothes at one of its UK stores this week as part of plans to improve stock accuracy and product availability for customers.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:29 PM Sat 18 Oct 2003 Categories: RFID Tags , , Surveillance & Security
Will cost and controversy keep Britain ID-free? -

'While David Blunkett may be keen on getting identity cards into the hands and wallets of the British public, it seems that a lack of government support could keep the UK ID-free for a while yet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:38 PM Tue 23 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards ,
UK keeps global net censorship ticking over -

'Far from being a haven for civil liberties and free speech, it seems the web is now prey to increasing monitoring and restrictions, according to a global study into internet censorship released today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:40 PM Sun 21 Sep 2003 Categories: Privacy ,
Blunkett has "underestimated" cost of ID cards -

'The real cost of national ID cards could be double or even triple the 40 claimed by Home Secretary David Blunkett in a leaked cabinet document.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:13 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy ,
Want to know what happens to your personal data? -

'Privacy International is urging the UK public to contact their communications operators to find out how much data is being stored about them. This move, the organisation believes, should help to establish how much information is kept in customer records and could also encourage greater respect for privacy.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:53 PM Fri 16 May 2003 Categories: Privacy ,
Data retention in the UK: It's a whole new ball game... -

'The UK government is scaling down its data retention plans in a renewed effort to quell public and industry disquiet, but even the new 'softer' policies have met with a mixed response, with one prominent think-tank labelling them a "sham".' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:13 PM Wed 12 Mar 2003 Categories: Code of Practice , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) ,
Email snooping bill enrages privacy groups -

'Privacy groups are up in arms over European laws concerning electronic data retention, spam and cookies which were passed today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:33 PM Thu 30 May 2002 Categories: Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) ,
Snooping Bill: It's back and this time it's personal -

'Blanket surveillance of communications data could become a reality as the European Parliament votes on a key amendment to telecommunications law on Thursday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:30 PM Wed 29 May 2002 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy ,
PSINet joins ISP stampede over 'Snooping Bill' -

'One of the world's largest internet service providers, PSINet, has said it will seriously consider leaving the UK if the government passes its controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:02 PM Fri 21 Jul 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) ,