Do the UK citizens really want to live in a country where the police would be able to access everything that they do over the Internet?
“A law that gives public authorities generalized access to electronic communications contents compromises the essence of the fundamental right to privacy and may be illegal.” - say more than 200 lawyers.
According to Parliament.uk, the bill makes provisions around “interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data, bulk personal datasets and other information”.
The Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snoopers’ Charter) will give the UK one of the most extreme surveillance laws in the world. Once it’s brought to life you can say goodbye to your privacy, because:
- It grants authorities access to everything your phone or computer does including your email communication, your stored data, your contacts…
- Your Internet service provider will be able to store the details of every website you’ve visited for a whole year
Instead of collecting everyone’s data, all of the time, the police and intelligence services should target people suspected of crimes!
Privacy International together with Cassetteboy tries to raise the awareness about the Investigatory Powers Bill, with a nicely compiled video that plays The Police’s song “I’ll be watching you”.
A coincidence? We don’t think so. 🙂