James Blessing of the Internet Service Providers Association on the ‘Snooping’ Bill

It’s easy to be critical of legislation that proposes to monitor vast swathes of our internet usage, and we are. It’s less simple, however, to understand exactly what the anticipated ‘snooping’ bill will actually demand of ISPs, and how feasible it will be to meet those...

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What’s ‘left’ of our leaders’ commitment to protecting civil liberties?

As we mentioned yesterday, we’ve been poring over Statewatch’s recent report on the depth of the Coalition’s commitment to civil liberties. If you want to read the entire report, you can check it out here (about halfway down the page). A related concern, highlighted by David...

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Details of Intercept Modernisation Programme emerge

So. The government has finally broken its silence regarding the details of the resurrected Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP). Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom, a man who appears to have the order of his name rather mixed up, gave a speech at the Institute for Government on Tuesday evening in...

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An IMPish video from the US

It looks as though the UK’s absurd approach to civil liberties is even being noticed across the Atlantic! This is a humorous (and delightfully-titled) perspective on the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) from the U.S. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHTz08UzsXE]

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