Press response – Draft Communications Data Bill

Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “The Bill is as expected – an unprecedented and unwarranted attack on our privacy that will see the Government track where we make calls, who we email and what everyone does online. We are all suspects now.

“It proposes the same data collection first mooted by Labour, with no court authorisation and a huge amount of powers that the Home Secretary can use without needing Parliamentary approval. The cursory concession on local councils is pure misdirection to try and disguise what are deeply unsettling proposals

“Across 117 pages the Home Office has set out the greatest attack on the private life seen for generations.”

 

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Press Office | 5 Comments

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    Where is the petition against such an outrageous infringement of our liberties ?

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