Snooper’s Charter: a consultation please, not a CONsultation!
We learn today from the Wild Webmink blog that the controversy over the Communications Data Bill – aka the Snooper’s Charter – is still rumbling on (news passim).
The UK’s Home Office continues to push for maximum surveillance powers with minimum accountability in the latest adjustments to the Communications Data Bill. Although the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee said consultation with civil society organisations was needed, there has been almost none and by all accounts the meetings since then have been worthless.
Webmink concludes by pointing out that the Open Rights Group has posted a form on its website so that interested UK citizens and organisations can press for a proper consultation (as opposed to one with the emphasis on the first syllable. Ed.) to be held on the Communications Data Bill.
[…] Regular readers will realise that Bristol Wireless has grave concerns about the Communications Data Bill, otherwise known as the Snooper’s Charter (news passim). […]