Monday, April 30, 2012

Tom Brake warns against smuggling through Internet surveillance plans

The Daily Telegraph website suggests the government may be planning to smuggle through  measures to increase Internet surveillance by incorporating them into a bill to set up the new National Crime the Queen’s Speech.

Tom Brake is quoted by the paper as opposing this move:
There are only a certain number of slots for new laws but we need this to be something that is debatable and improvable on its own terms, not part of something that has broad support like the National Crime Agency. 
The laws in this area are already too weak to protect individual privacy, and they need to be strengthened.

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