7th September 2012 08:44
Jimmy Wales calls Comms. Data Bill "technologically illiterate"
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who has in the past spoken in support of Pirate Party opinions such as the No vote on ACTA and the campaign against the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer, has given evidence to the Parliamentary committee on the Communicatons Data Bill - commonly referred to as the "Snooper's charter".
”Jimmy Wales' description of the Communications Data Bill as ”technologically illiterate” also fits so much of what the UK is facing now, from the Digital Economy Act, opt-in Internet plans and an education system which is failing to keep pace with our European neighbours.
But the snoopers' charter is not just technologically illiterate, it's socially illiterate. It turns us all from citizens in to suspects. Far from keeping us safer, forcing ISPs to keep so much sensitive data puts us at new risk. All of this is to be done at taxpayers' expense, the bill writes a blank cheque for surveillance costs. Instead we should be investing in the digital infrastructure that this country so badly needs.”
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