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News High Court rules DRIP Act surveillance illegal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 17 Jul 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

    David RIP Tel

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    So, it's unlawful but will remain in place until next year, giving the posh boys time to publish and push through a "properly debated" law, now that they have a commons majority...
     
  3. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

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    Let's not hate on the Conservatives too much, eh? It was Tony Blair and later Gordon Brown that opened the door for all this in the first place...or are we too blinkered to remember that?

    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-04/04/surveillance-society-timeline
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    So nothing more than a moral victory, what with the revised snoopers charter due to be put before parliament before the end of this years.

    Sadly the people writing these intrusive data retention laws, the ones saying that the SS should have access to encrypted data via backdoors, claiming they don't spy on us because a human doesn't view our data, and other ludicrous claims have absolutely no understand of information technology or the implications of the laws they propose.

    And when their not busy using the latest terrorist attack as a means to call for yet more intrusive powers their using the media for propaganda purposes, is it any wonder some people feel alienated and there's a growing schism in society when those in power from all sides are so duplicitous.

    And who says the invasion of privacy doesn't matter? I was/am honestly worried how an organisation like the SS would interpret what I posted above, but it needed to be said (imho).
     
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  5. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Ah, so just because Blair and Brown were crap, we can absolve the current government of any wrongdoing?

    Shall we place a wager, here and now, on the outcome for next March? Or are "we" too blinkered to admit that "we" over-reacted and spouted a bunch of pious passive-aggressive BS?
     
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  6. gosh

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    if you have time to argue who's fault it is on the internet, you have time to email your elected representative saying you disprove of it. it WILL show up before the march 2016 deadline and get passed quietly if anyone objecting doesn't let their voice get heard.

    http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/ - your MP's email is here

    https://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/07/16/mp-vote-privacy/ - how your MP voted on the 2014 act, and it's clauses (EU legaility and limit time to 2014 or extend to end of 2016)
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    On the other hand...

    Thousands of lives at risk after High Court rules snooping powers unlawful
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11746281/Governments-data-retention-rules-inconsistent-with-EU-law-says-court.html
    I didn't know that they could access our data so quickly and easily, if it's an emergency situation wouldn't that mean time is of the essence?

    Yea what a paranoid liberal bourgeoisie and peculiar fear to have that public authorities can browse through peoples private and personal data. :duh:
     
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    Politics... It's like a war being fought by deaf and blind armies.
     
  9. XXAOSICXX

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    Not at all. I don't believe ANY government should be doing this. I just find that people are very quick to get party-political about such things when, in fact, all the parties are as bad as each other.
     

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