FC: Entrepreneurial British government finds new ways to snoop

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sun Sep 14 2003 - 23:25:22 PDT

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    Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 13:18:40 +0100
    To: declanat_private
    From: Thomas Scott <thomasat_private>
    Subject: The Snoopers' Charter: It's back...
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    No doubt you'll be receiving a dozen or so emails with this in today, but 
    just in case: the Snoopers' Charter's making a comeback, courtesy of a Home 
    Office announcement on Friday.
    The draft will allow snooping on email traffic, phone traffic, and *mobile 
    phone location details* to - amongst others - the Financial Services 
    Authority, the Gaming Board, the Charity Commission, and... oh, yes, every 
    single local authority.
    Because we all know how absolutely trustworthy every single member of every 
    district and city council in Britain is.
    Oh, and in case anyone forgot, they'll be able to get this information 
    without a warrant. Time to crank up STAND and FaxYourMP again, I think.
    From: "Finn Johansen" <finnjat_private>
    To: "Declan McCullagh" <declanat_private>
    Subject: UK: Phone and internet accounts will be subject to scrutiny
    Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 23:15:22 +0200
    I would think this is interesting for your readers.
     >From BBC news:
    Government agencies will be able to access e-mail and phone data, under
    measures unveiled by ministers
    Finn Johansen
    Hexamail Ltd.
    Email: finnjat_private
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