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A Quarter Of All “Government” Databases Are Illegal

Of the 46 databases assessed in this report only six are given the green light. That is, only six are found to have a proper legal basis for any privacy intrusions and are proportionate and necessary in a democratic society. Nearly twice as many are almost certainly illegal under human rights or data protection law and should be scrapped or substantially redesigned, while the remaining 29 databases have significant problems and should be subject to an independent review.

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One More Step Along The Road To A Police State?

Those who imposed restrictions on their people in response to terrorist atrocities have failed. They have capitulated meekly and spinelessly to the terrorists. By changing the way you live you give the terrorists what they want. Has Britain forgotten the Spirit of the Blitz? Evidently so. A free society which changes the way it lives because of terrorists is no longer a free society.

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“Government” Could Start Snooping Social Networks

The logical extension of this is that the “government” will impose a law (poorly drafted so as to criminalise as many people as it can) which requires all private messaging systems to keep full records of who said what to whom and when it was said. Naturally the “government” will require 24/7 access to these logs for its own, unaccountable use.

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