The plan to spy on us all

27 April 2012

7:15pm, Unity House Fennel Street Loughborough

Unwarranted snooping or effective counter terrorism?

The government has just announced a plan to spy on us all, to be pushed through “as soon as Parliamentary time allows”. They want to see details of who we call, text and email, and which websites we visit – without any kind of warrant or reason. They want to force phone and internet companies to install special devices to provide all this data on each and every one of us. Experts are lining up to condemn this idea as intrusive, expensive and ineffective. But we know that when the Labour government announced similar plans a few years ago, a huge outcry was needed to make them to back down. 38 Degrees

The Home Office argued that the measure was “vital” to combat terrorism and organised crime and stressed a warrant would be needed in order to access the content of the communications they were monitoring.

What is your view? Come to the Friday Room discussion meeting.

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