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Concerns over new surveillance powers

by jamesbaker on 4 November, 2015

The NO2ID campaign  that I am involved in has issued the following press release on the new surveillance powers contained within the investigatory Powers Bill that the Home Secretary has introduced to parliament today. Some of the main points for me is that in 2014 there were 517,236 requests for people’s communication data. This metadata could include […]

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Data retention – Devil is in the detail

by jamesbaker on 10 July, 2014

Emergency legislation has been announced today on new data retention legislation. I think those of a Liberal mind should rightly be very sceptical of legislation which apparently had the backing of all three party leaders before it was announced to the public.  To give a bit of background there is a need for new legislation […]

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Speaking at ORG Con North against Snoopers Charter

by jamesbaker on 10 April, 2013

I’ve been invited through my work with the NO2ID campaign  to speak at ORG Con North this Saturday. ORG Con North is a conference in Manchester hosted by the Open Rights Group, who are a campaign who protect our rights in the digital age. I’ll be speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Snoopers Charter: Can […]

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2012 Privacy Review

by jamesbaker on 30 December, 2012

Privacy issues are a major interest of mine, and a large chunk of my work involves being the campaigns manager of NO2Id. This time of year it is the custom to take a look back over the past 12 months and summarise the year that was. So pour yourself a cup of tea, grab one […]

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Electoral Roll & Privacy

by jamesbaker on 17 December, 2012

As you may or may not know there are some changes occurring to the electoral roll. The main change is a move away from household registration, towards individual registration is enabled by theThe Electoral Registration and Administration Bill. is currently passing through parliament. These changes are going to have a significant impact on personal privacy, […]

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