V3: Cameron's Web Filtering Plans

David Cameron's plans must not rely on web filtering.

The Pirate Party, which campaigns for web freedom, was unsatisfied with Cameron's ideas. Party leader Loz Kaye said that the policies were confused: "With search engine blocks and web filters, there is no foolproof 100 percent block solution. It will always be too much or not enough. This is utterly technologically illiterate. It can not possibly work in the way that Cameron wants."

Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 (All day)

Open Letter to David Cameron: Internet Filtering

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The Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister

10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA  

Tuesday the 23rd July 2013

Dear Mr Cameron,

As a movement that includes many technically literate individuals, parents and young people, we are writing to you to express our concerns about your recent announcements about internet filtering.  It is the wrong way to tackle the impact that you believe the internet is having on, as you put it, "the innocence of our children".

It is striking that your approach makes dealing with a social problem into a primarily technical exercise to be solved by Internet Service Providers. Many experts have already made clear that the issues you have raised are not just complex, but impossible to deal with effectively with technology alone.  

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Nicholas Foden Supporter Pirate Party Manchester   Online privacy is something I feel very strongly about, and when I heard about the current government's plans to opt out of new EU social media laws, I decided enough was enough and it was time to take bigger stand. I won’t get into the depths of my views in this post but here is a brief idea of the situation.   The EU is proposing laws which would give users the right to delete any information online entities held about them, in its entirety. These laws would have wide reaching implications for safety and privacy online and would act to safeguard against information being stored, shared and sold online by companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Companies whose revenue streams are based on analysing and selling personal information.   In a world when law enforcement agencies now uses social media data against people in court and employers try to vet candidates based on their social media profiles, users should have the right to remove embarrassing, unwanted or unnecessary pictures, posts, or data held about them.  

The Coalition Has No Digital Rights Policy

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The Pirate Party movement believes that the way information is shared and controlled is a key fight in 21st century politics. The Internet gives us tools to participate in a more active and equal way in culture, political life and the economy - if we are able to grasp them. These tools, which we could only have only dreamt about two decades ago, have opened up a new front in politics. Every key story this year has had a digital dimension; from the riots to “Hackgate”, from the Middle East to failings in our education system. We all should have the right to take part in the peaceful information revolution.