Snooping

#NoLove4USGov - An extradition too far

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 13:15

Amber Rudd has signed Lauri Love's extradition order despite huge public uproar, opposition both inside and outside her own party, inside and outside of government and a previous home secretary, now Prime Minister blocking an extradition with almost exactly the same conditions. Lauri is unlikely to meet justice in America, in his case the most likely outcome is jail without a trial.

Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation has previously said:

Snooping Law Found Illegal

Friday, 17 July, 2015 - 12:00

Controversial surveillance legislation that was pushed through Parliament in days has been found to be unlawful by the High Court. It was found that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) failed to provide clear and precise rules to protect data and that the access is not authorised by a court and independent body.

UK surveillance legislation not fit for purpose, lacks transparency.

Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:15

The report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has said that the current piecemeal framework which governs how our intelligence services operate is unnecessarily complicated, resulting in a lack of transparency that is not in the public interest. 

Its inquiry has looked at the impact intrusive surveillance activities have on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet and phone surveillance.

The ISC is recommending a new Act of Parliament to govern the intelligence and security Agencies. The legislation should clearly set out the intrusive powers available to the Agencies, the purposes for which they may use them, and the authorisation required before they may do so. 

Andy Halsall, Pirate Party Candidate for Sheffield Central said:

"This review was overdue. It's unfortunate that the report and subsequent recommendations were not put together by the ISC as part of its oversight function, but instead were prompted only when Edward Snowden blew the whistle on excessive surveillance. Without those leaks, we would not be debating these issues, or hearing about the serious concerns and proposed changes outlined in this report."

"Without Snowden, we would be less aware and less free."

‘We must turf out MPs who can’t protect our rights’ – Pirate Party UK leader on snooping

Interview by RT with Loz Kaye on Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling that the UK's program of dragnet data collection does not violate human rights.

Friday, 5 December, 2014 - 22:00

Government snooping plans: outrageous, ineffective and expensive

Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 10:45

This story looked for all the world like an April Fool's joke: Labour's plan for a massive surveillance programme that would dwarf anything dreamed up by the KGB, brought back to life by its opponents?