Britain to Rush through Emergency Surveillance LawAdded: Monday, July 14th, 2014
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It looks like Labour will accept the bill on the basis that it will do nothing else than restore what was the law before the EU Court of Justice decided a few months ago that the directive on privacy retention is an invasion of privacy. In response, the opposition demanded that ministers launch a review of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which is deemed being the source of excessive surveillance by the security agencies.
The expectations are that the bill will be passed through the Commons in a few days, but many agree that it is no good to pass the law on Thursday when few MPs are likely to be present.
The industry observers explain that the British government is in a hurry because a high court challenged its collection and retention of personal information from ISPs and mobile broadband providers, in spite of the EU ruling. Now the country urgently needs a new law, which will be introduced either as an independent bill or as amendments to the crime bill now going through Parliament.
The critics say that a key decision about how people’s personal data is stored will end up being made by a stitch-up behind closed doors and clouded in secrecy. The chances are that none of the MPs have even read this bill. They point out at the very fact that the government is considering this form of action – according to critics’ opinion, this means that the few people on the Liberal Democrat and Labour front benches who have seen the bill are believed to be complicit.
According to the decision of the European Court of Justice, the routine collection of location and traffic information about phone calls, texts, emails and use of the web, as well as its retention for up to two years endangers the individual’s privacy.
The judges compiled a list of principles to be met by new legislation in order to comply with human rights law – for example, restricting data retention and limiting its periods to “strictly necessary” ones, whatever it means. However, the human rights outfits suspect that the government will simply continue its “privatized snooping”. They claim that it’s a basic principle of a free society that regular citizens are not monitored. Meanwhile, the data retention laws employed in the European Union literally privatized snooping – the companies were simply paid by the governments to collect data and retain it for a year.
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Monday, July 14th, 2014
|I am already bend over with my trousers round my ankles, and now you want my hands and feet shackled.|
viva la revolution!
|This will be a fine addition to the joint enterprise law.|
|1984,30 years on and corporations are running countries and monitoring all,controlling what is seen,said and written about George Orwell nailed it,beware big brother and do not believe the Bullsh1te it is not done for the peoples interest but to control them through media.|
|posted by (2014-07-15 08:03:03)|
|wow, what next?|
|WE ARE GETTING MORE LIKE THE AMERICANS EACH DAY CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS CORRUPT POLICE FORCES AND A CORPORATE TAKE OVER WHERE NEXT ..freedom is an illusion|
|This is all very George Orwell true but you have to question the justification offered by our ( the British ) government for this 'backtrack'. That old yardstick terrorism, the all encompassing reasoning behind any new breach of our privacy. Lets face it if a 'terrorist' is sophisticated enough to build a bomb or other nefarious device into a mobile phone or laptop its fair to say they have the ability to be anonymous online or through their mobile device... pirates have been doing it for years.|
So we are left with the conclusion that the government either have zero understanding of technology, which is a likelihood amongst the 'old boy brigade' ministers, but probably not among their tech advisers. I would say they know exactly what goes on. So it comes down again to the lack of tech knowledge among our general public and the terrorism propaganda keeping them fearful and compliant. Yes the government gets away with it but its the public who is to blame, through naivety, for the continued breach of our rights.
|Sounds to me that this women is on the rag. Stupid Brits. You couldn't concur us! BTW, where is are money? After fighting and winning WARS for all? Europe sucks. This is why I don't go there.|
|"Sounds to me that this women is on the rag."|
No, she's clearly a post-menopausal inter-dimensional darkness that's temporarily shape-shifted into human form. Haven't they taught you about that sort of thing in your neck of the woods?
"Stupid Brits. You couldn't concur us!"
You're clearly having problems concurring [sic] the English language, old chap. Put down the keyboard and go back to your reading and writing exercises before you hurt your brain.
|posted by (2014-07-15 22:32:40)|
|The data surveillance would cost money and can be expensive and if you hear several months ago about e.g Netflix blackout who stopped all online service that stayed locked for what which cost money for Netflix who had to hire Amazon who saved Netflix from online failure attack to have all kind of videos around world to any device to see movies can made any think. How would cost a online data monitoring in a busy city just for said every day news budget talks; Could be cheap have all to go just where it's the point of the problem to have seen by just all the data retention saved it for year and save money..|
|@8 the money as that seems to be the Jerry Maguire raison d`etre (show me the money) all Americans live by is going through the Kurdistan Pipeline and they now have thanks to America 40% profits from the Iraqi oil fields when previously Saddam Hussien would`nt even let them squat on his land to take a sh1te and as for America winning all the war for our Freedom it has to be pointed out that despite instigating wars as with Vietnam and WMD in Iraq these wars/police actions were Lost and all that was accomplished was genocide of the indigenous populations both during and after American help,thanks very much.|
|It did make me cringe when I heard British politicians saying we could not anticipate ISIS moving into the power vacuum we created in Iraq,when they and the Americans supported the group against the Assads knowing they had Al-Queda backing,it seems nothing is remembered of Vietnam,Pol Pot,the Khmer Rouge,the killing fields or any of the other things that have followed in the American interventions wake before or that we(the British)and the Americans were originally responsible in no small part for putting Saddam Hussien in power to begin with and he did a good job of keeping Kurdish squatters and Al-Queda out of Iraq for 36 years until he would not bend over for America and then came the coup d`tat.|
|Just so no nodniks post afterwards that we went in to get saddam for the 142 squatters he had killed in 1982 for which he was hung and the 100,000`s of civilians we killed on the way who we were supposedly freeing from his tyranny deserved to die.|
Reasons the war was a lie:
1 coup d`tat,saddam would not accept American demands.
2:despite Hans Blix and the UN team in Iraqs 711 visits to factories across Iraq in 12 years Saddam supposedly from American Intelligence had WMD`s
3:In the wake of 911 and having no tangible leads on Bin Laden (who was trained by America under state sponsored terrorism)a new threat was available to use in their machinations against those they did`nt like and a new regime change was in the making for Iraq using the excuse that Saddam who held 5 warring tribal factions at bay and kept order in country for 36 years was allowing Al-Queda terrorists into Iraq,the sad truth being the war on Iraq we created allowed them in and now there comes the age of the Jihadists/Insurgents.
Better the Devil you know is not a term used much, but it is quite apt I think,Saddam Hussien as a political leader was responsible for the deaths of 142 people,how many are Bush,Obama,Blair and Cameron responsible for in a war based on B/sh1te with 100,000`s dead.?
|"we went in to get saddam for the 142 squatters he had killed in 1982"|
Were those the people (we'd probably call them 'insurgents' these days) who wanted to turn secular Iraq into a crazy religious Muslim state with the backing of Iran? Isn't it weird how the media treat those people as "innocent victims of Saddam's evil regime" while, on the other hand, terrifying us all with the threat of Muslim extremists needing to be stamped out before they take over the world? So... it's bad when Saddam stamps out Muslim crazies, but it's okay when our governments stamp out Muslim crazies? Hmm, seems to me that Saddam was simply ahead of the curve.
|"1 coup d`tat,saddam would not accept American demands."|
Saddam was added to the "evil" list the moment he wanted to decouple the price of a barrel of oil the US dollar. In another version of history, Saddam never announced such a plan, remained an ally of the West who sold oil cheaply and the US sent military aid or weaponry to help him stamp out those Iranian-backed 'insurgents' who were no longer innocent victims of an enemy of the West. It's all so very pathetic.
I wonder how long it will take the US to announce Axis of Evil 2, now that the Brics and Euro countries are making moves to dissolve the oil/US dollar link?
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