UK Liberty

The plot thickens

Posted in politicians on liberty, state-citizen relationship, surveillance society by ukliberty on June 26, 2007


We had noticed some of this, but Ian Brown highlights 3 examples from Hansard,where Labour politicians have been trying to smear Ross Anderson, the Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University, a prominent independent critic of the massive National Health Service computerisation system:

How is govt accessing private FIPR e-mail?

Interestingly, Ian Brown says that these emails are to the Advisory Council of the the Foundattion for Information Policy Research, of which he is a member.

Have these emails been illegally intercepted ?

Former health minister Lord Warner and Andrew Miller MP may need to be reminded that unlawful interception of emails is illegal under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, an offence which carries a penalty of up to 2 years in prison, and is not covered by Parliamentary privilege, which protects Members of Parliament from libel actions for what they say in debates in Parliament. …


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  1. Rob said, on August 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Good blog topics!

    Check out for an archive of news relating to the UK and it’s slide towards a surveillance police state.

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