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 Rights
09 March 2013
 
 
Dark days for rights as attacks gather pace
by Corinna Lotz
 sub-topic» General

Last night MPs voted against “safeguards” to curb the use of secret courts proposed in the Bill. Labour’s amendments were intended to make it more palatable to its numerous critics. But with the unstinting help of former Labour ministers David Blunkett, Jack Straw and Hazel Blears, the amendments failed by 71 and 73 votes, even though seven Lib Dems rebelled.

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18 September 2011
 
 
Being Positive about Privacy
by NO2ID
 sub-topic» General

But at least the word 'privacy' is in circulation. Which means campaigning *for* privacy is a little easier. Though there are a multitude of things for NO2ID to be *against*, that is what it is *for*. Our ultimate formal object is: 'To promote legislation or administrative change in order to safeguard the privacy, personal security, and information security of individuals, from the threats posed by ID Schemes and other mass-surveillance schemes.' And at last we may be able to find a receptive audience for that.

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