LONDON ART, COMEDY & CULTURE LOVERS Message Board › Scrap the "Draft Communications Data Bill"
|A former member||
This is an amended version of my email.
The United Kingdom could soon become a "surveillance superpower", even more that it is already! In relation to the publication of the draft Communications Data Bill put forward by the U.K. government, six months ago, today, this Bill waives every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of "cyber security". Allowing the “intelligence agencies" to spy on British citizens on British soil goes against every principle this country was founded on.
Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.
The Home Office says the move is key to tackling crime and terrorism. This, in my view, will be a serious breach of our Human Right to privacy. If the legislation goes through, most other countries will view Britain as a “controlled society”; no different from regimes it criticises such as China, Iran and Russia.
It would enable intelligence officers to identify whom an individual or group is in contact with, how often and for how long. They would also be able to see which websites someone had visited. Monitor your text messages, landline and mobile phone calls, and Skype too.
The U.K. government says it will spend £1.8 billion ($2.8bn) once the bill passes through Parliament. Critics say it could cost as much as £2 billion ($3.1bn). It's a good job we're not in a double dip recession. Oh, wait..!
The IBM funded Verichip implant will follow; get out of line and they’ll switch it off and leave you with nothing!
If you don’t agree with this Bill then please sign this petition and share your views on this subject; those who agree with the bill are also welcome to have a debate on this issue.
Scrap the Draft Communications Data Bill
Please sign this e-petition.
IBM funded Verichip link
Added by Lisa Austen 14.12.12
Edited by User 49,968,982 on Dec 14, 2012 2:08 PM