Snoopers' Charter

The Investigatory Powers Bill: Huge Legislation, But There Remain Fundamental Issues to Be Resolved

Stuart McDonald | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart McDonald

12 weeks of scrutiny by the committee was intense. Now Parliament as a whole needs months of rigorous debate to make sure we strike the right balance: between providing the powers our agencies and law enforcement need to protect us; and the privacy we rightly demand.

The Government Is Criticising Its Own 'Snoopers' Charter'. Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech

The human rights group Liberty has called on a major redraft of the government's Investigatory Powers Bill, otherwise known as the 'Snoopers' Charter'...

MPs: Theresa May's 'Snooper's Charter' So Confusing Even Spooks Can't Explain It

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

The Government’s proposed “snooper’s charter” should be re-written, “undermines” privacy and hands sweeping powers to the authorities to f...

The Investigatory Powers Bill - Bad for People and Businesses

Mike Weston | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Placing a legal obligation on companies to snoop on their own customers is a recipe for disaster. Not only will it undermine trust, it also gives unscrupulous tech companies ample opportunity to exploit the data they collect for their own purposes under the guise of legal authority.

Snooping on Employee's Emails: Don't Believe the Hype

Andrew Cutting | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Cutting

Legislation has not been altered as a result of Tuesday's judgment. In short, not much has changed. On the positive side, perhaps this week's misinformed media storm will help persuade workers and their bosses to clarify exactly where the boundaries lie concerning personal communications at work.

We're Not As Scared As We Should Be About The 'Snoopers' Charter'

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The 'Snoopers' Charter' is confusing, worrying and for many, just jargon so to try and clear this issue up I chatted with Richard Anstey, EMEA CTO at Intralinks, a secure online collaboration platform to find out.

Theresa May Has Finally Revealed Whether Spies Will Read Your Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech

The Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed that the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill or the 'Snoopers' Charter' will not ban the encryption t...

Who Informs the Guards: Scrutinising the Snoopers' Charter

Gabriel Webber | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

The snoopers' charter has been much derided. My gut reaction is that the critics are right. But at least our lawmakers are taking the public's concerns seriously and are going to extraordinary lengths to make the right decision.

Apple Fires The First Shot Against The 'Snooper's Charter'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

Apple has taken its first step in what will almost certainly be a long and drawn out conflict of words with the British government over the controvers...

Release Shrewsbury 24 'Show-Trial' Documents Or We Won't Support Spying Bill, Labour Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

Labour is threatening to oppose new government spying powers unless documents related to the "political motivated show-trial" of the so-called Shrewsb...

Have Your Say on the Future of Surveillance in the UK

Renate Samson | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Tech
Renate Samson

Now that every aspect of our day to day lives is conducted online, our homes and cars are connected to the internet and data is the very life blood of society, it's no longer a case of nothing to hide nothing to fear.

Mehdi Hasan Has A Brilliant Riposte To Those Calling For More Surveillance After Paris

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Mehdi Hasan has eloquently countered calls for an increase in surveillance after the terror attacks in Paris, arguing: "That's what the terrorists wan...

Civil Liberties After Paris

Oliver Troen | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Oliver Troen

New legislation may still conflict with certain individual freedoms. But If intelligence gathering procedures are strengthened then they may prevent an attack like the one we saw in Paris this weekend. This may keep hundreds of people alive. What greater freedom is there than that?

The Paris Attacks Demonstrate Why the Snooper's Charter Will Not Make Us Safer

George Dokimakis | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

In times like these, we need to stand up and show that we will not be intimidated by such atrocious acts. The cost to our civil liberties is not worth the price paid, especially when we will not be any safer with it.

Less Spying, More Talking

Olivia Flynn | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Olivia Flynn

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, warned recently of the scale of terror threats facing the UK. As social interaction--and with it radicalisation and ex...

Freedom, Liberty and Justice

Steven Woolfe | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

I entered politics because I wanted to fight and campaign against the ongoing suppression of our nation's freedoms from the European Union, yet here we see the vital freedom of privacy from the state is being undermined and disregarded by our own UK government.

Frankie Boyle Just Sensationally Destroyed Theresa May's 'Snoopers' Charter'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

Frankie Boyle has spoken out about the effects of the government's proposed investigatory powers bill by warning "all it takes is a misspelled search ...

Tim Cook Just Blew Apart Theresa May's Snooper's Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has warned that aspects of the government's controversial 'Snooper's Charter' Investigatory Powers Bill could have 'dire consequences'. ...

John Oliver Just Absolutely Destroyed Theresa May Over The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy

You know we're dealing with a pretty ridiculous issue when John Oliver decides to dredge it across the Atlantic and tell Americans about it. On Sun...

Surveillance Bill: A Cyber Security Expert's View

George Dokimakis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
George Dokimakis

If the government really wanted to make a difference, it would properly penalise companies that underinvest in security and lose people's information with little to no impact. It would not ask them to increase the data they are holding about individuals. Holding more data about individuals will make subsequent data losses catastrophic to their everyday lives.

Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Comedy

The Snoopers' Charter is back, but should you be worried about it? You can find out with our handy little flowchart. (Created for HuffPost UK C...

Tory MP Accused Of Quoting Nazi Goebbels While Defending Snooper's Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has been accused of quoting an infamous Nazi propaganda minister while defending the new Snooper's Charter in the Commons. Richard Graha...

The Investigatory Powers Bill WILL Let MI5 And MI6 Hack Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Investigatory Powers Act draft, otherwise known as the Snooper's Charter, has arrived along with with some radical new changes to the way that sec...

The Snooper's Charter: We Separate The Fact From The Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Investigatory Powers Bill has finally arrived in draft form. At nearly 300 pages long it is a complete unification of the current surveillance law...

Why Your Online Activity Could Be Stored For Up To A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Details of people's online activity will have to be stored for a year under the government's proposed new spying laws. Firms will be required to st...