Database State: two months after the Freedom Bill, are civil liberties violations back on the agenda?

It all started so promisingly. Amid promises to ‘end the storage of email and internet records without good reason’, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition apparently undertook the arduous task of restoring to the British populace the civil liberties that Labour eroded during...

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Powers related to ID cards on their way back?

Do you remember all the fanfare, after last May’s general election, over the Coalition’s supposed commitment to restore the civil liberties trampled upon by Labour? You do? Then you may well ask how well that commitment has withstood the pressures of government. Statewatch’s...

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