Snoopers Charter

Jimmy Wales calls Comms. Data Bill "technologically illiterate"

Friday, 7 September, 2012 - 08:45

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".

The Draft Communications Bill

Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 13:30

'A Snoopers Charter'

The Draft Communications Data Bill (CDB) is the latest incarnation of the Interception Modernisation Programme. CDB is a mass surveillance scheme for the UK. It will allow the logging of every phone call, email, text message and letter as well as communication on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Loz Kaye commented on the draft issued today:

Pirate Party Reaction to the Queen's Speech

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 16:15

A 'Snooper's Charter'

The Queen announced the coalition's legislative agenda for this parliamentary session, including plans to radically expand the government's surveillance of everyone in Britain, the expansion of secret trials and changes to Defamation law.

"My government intends to bring forward measures to maintain the ability of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access vital communications data under strict safeguards to protect the public, subject to scrutiny of draft clauses."