Reply to post: @Hstubbe Re: Theresa May

Russia, China fight UN effort to extend human rights onto the internet

Tom -1

@Hstubbe Re: Theresa May

At least a decade? Actually at least since July 2000 (when RIPA receied Royal Assent) and maybe a lot earlier, depending on when the various agencies started using section 94 of the Telecomms Act 1984 - I know it was used as early as October 2001 (after 9/11), but that's seven and a quarter years after the Act received Royal Assent so it may have been used for mass surveillance any time after July 1984.

It's sad to see a Tory Home Secretary trying to top the anti-privacy pro-surveillance stuff promoted by the Home Secretaries of the Blair and Brown periods, but she is the Home Secretary who guided the Identity Documents Act 2010 which abolished the Blair era national identity card and the associated register so she can't be all bad.

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