Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Privacy on the Internet

The "authorities" as Lord Sugar likes to call them are attempting to introduce very wide snooping powers under the Communications Capabilities Development Programme which, combined with the powers under RIPA, effectively end any online / digital privacy at all. Big Brother would be most pleased - and a judge does not even need to be involved to issue a warrant.

Heartfelt assurances will doubtless be offered that "National Security & economic well being" demands it but without clarity on Article 8 (right to a private & family life) this looks like a really bad idea - unless you really trust the Govt of the day to respect the Rule of Law of course.

10,000 signatures already oppose this - the legislation is tabled for May 2012.