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The IP Act: UK’s most extreme surveillance law
Snowden’s revelations didn’t preclude the passing of the most invasive surveillance law in the UK.
Jim Killock is Executive Director of Open Rights Group, which campaigns for privacy and free speech.
The Investigatory Powers Act will come into force at the start of 2017, and will cement ten years of illegal surveillance into law.
It includes state powers to intercept bulk communications and collect vast amounts of communications data and content. The security and law enforcement agencies – including government organisations such as HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) – can hack into devices of people in the UK.
And as if that isn’t enough our old friend Warwick Hughes has an article up pointing to an analysis by an outside party of EU fun coming 2017
I think the follow article misses a lot more pending “fun”.
“Referendums, elections and banking crisis due to test DNA of Europe in next 12 months
By Victoria Craw
3:00 PM Thursday Dec 1, 2016 ”
If you thought 2016 was eventful, wait until you see what 2017 has in store.
The next 12 months are set to be critical for the European Union which is facing a series of major events, from referendums to general elections across its core members.
Are we in cursed times?
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1. Warwick Hughes is one of the oldest serving AGW etc. dissenters, goes seriously way back in time. Warwick is also uniquely knowledgable, personal experience with some of the early “difficulties”.