Snoopers' Charter

We Should Be Very Careful When Giving Up Our Freedoms

Bob Morgan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The starting place for any democratic decisions about how we balance our rights to freedom against the need to compromise that freedom for the safety and security of the wider community should be that we should be free to do anything we want except if there is a compelling case why we should not.

'May-trix' Front Page Leaves No Doubt How Nationalists Feel About The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

The pro-independence newspaper The National has once again made the most bombastic summary of Scottish Nationalists' opposition to the Tories' propose...

On Tuesday I Signed a Letter to All MPs Calling for Greater Parliamentary Scrutiny of Surveillance Laws: Here's Why

Andrew Murray | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

We do not want the Government to be unable to carry out reasonable surveillance to protect the state and all those resident in the UK. We have written this letter to ensure proper Parliamentary scrutiny of any such provision and to ensure the Rule of Law is followed.

Labour Does Not Have a Right to the Youth Vote

David Browne | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Ultimately, I believe that we have seen two great and pleasant surprises: firstly, the election of what I believe to be the best government in the circumstances, and secondly the continued ability of the public to make up its own mind and not to be swayed by vacuous social media wars and the increasing emotional blackmail and shaming that generated so many shy Tories in the first place...

You Can Try to Ban Encryption if You Like, Mr Cameron, But Don't Expect the Rest of the World to Follow Suit

Rafael Laguna | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rafael Laguna

Rather than ill-conceived, reactionary measures, Mr Cameron should realise it's not a lack of access to data that's preventing better detection of terrorists: Instead, put more resources into analysing the data and what to do with the access they currently have:..

Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter? Use Our Handy Flowchart To Find Out!

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron is vowing to revive the 'snoopers' charter' if he's re-elected in May. But should you be worried about this measure, which will make it ...

Now Is the Time for a Steady, Considered Approach to Counter-Terrorism, Not Knee Jerk Reactions

Emma Carr | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

Placing an entire population under surveillance whilst failing to adequately resource not only the intelligence agencies but those tasked with holding them to account, is both an unacceptable intrusion of our freedoms and creates nothing more than a chilling effect on free expression for anyone communicating in, or with, the UK.

Government Responds To Attack On Our Freedoms With New Plans To Curtail Our Freedoms

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron today vowed to give security services more powers to curtail Britons' freedom in response to the latest terrorist attack on our freedom....

Reviving the Snooper's Charter Would Be Disproportionate and Misguided

Emma Carr | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

We must approach today's report with calm and thoughtfulness. We should recognise that surveillance of an entire population is both an unacceptable intrusion on our freedoms and creates nothing more than a chilling effect on free expression for anyone communicating in, or with, the UK.

Another Coalition Row About Snooping On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles, prompting another...

It's Even More Important Now We Read Your Emails, David Cameron Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

A secret deal struck between party leaders fast-tracking legislation to allow police and MI5 to access your mobile and internet data has been branded ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Big Political 'Cover Up'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 7 July 2014... 1) A BIG POLITICAL 'COVER UP'? This is starting to get stomach-churning. From the Time...

'Lives Have Been Saved'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has sought to justify the controversial Prism spying programme insisting it was necessary, targeted and had disrupted at least 50 terrori...

Blocking Snoopers' Charter Could See Terrorists Go Free, Clegg Warned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Director of Prosecutions has warned Nick Clegg not to block new snooping powers, it has been reported. Keir Starmer said there was a "real risk...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Please Spy On Us

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 11 June 2013... 1) PLEASE SPY ON US So, the NSA/Prism revelations must have hardened British public o...

Tom Moseley

Poll Finds Public Support 'Snooping' Plans Despite Prism Scandal | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

A majority of Britons support the government's controversial 'snooping' proposals - despite the growing NSA/Prism data-sharing scandal, an exclusive p...

British Spies Need Approval Of Ministers To Use Prism, Says Sir Malcolm Rifkind

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

Any requests by GCHQ for access to British citizens' emails through a controversial US internet monitoring programme would need proper legal authority...

Google Denies Prism Spying Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

Google has denied reports that it allowed the US government access to its servers, saying it had not heard of "a programme called prism until yesterda...

UK Used 'Prism' To Gather Secret Intelligence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ has been covertly gathering information from leading internet companies through a secret US spy program...

NSA Prism Scandal 'Is A Warning Over Snooper's Charter'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

The "sheer horror" in the US over the alleged data mining by the US government of private communications using internet companies like Google, Yahoo a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Bring It On, Says Assad

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 31 May 2013... 1) BRING IT ON, SAYS ASSAD Are our actions ratcheting up, our ratcheting down, the con...

May To Revive 'Snooper's Charter'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics

Theresa May on Sunday insisted the failed "snooper's charter" would be revived as she appeared to be gearing up for a fight with Liberal Democrats. Ea...

Law 'Could Not Have Stopped Woolwich Attacks'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

No new law would have prevented the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, Eric Pickles said, as several politicians clamoured for the government to...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: RIP Lee Rigby

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 24 May 2013... RIP LEE RIGBY RIP Drummer Lee Rigby, who was named yesterday evening as the victim of Wednesd...

The Communications Data Bill Will Be Back

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Making sure security service and policing powers are up to date and adequate - of course while avoiding unnecessary intrusion, misuse and expense - is something we all have a very big interest in.