Repealing mass surveillance

Proposer
Autumn-Leah
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

728 days


@Autumn-Leah edited communications.md - almost 2 years ago

We will repeal in full the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 which is in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 7 of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.

We will also repeal in full the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which mandates that ISPs log all connection records of UK citizens, and allows the government to lie in court about evidence and the manner through which it was gathered.

Additionally, we will repeal the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, which mandates that ISPs fit equipment to facilitate surveillance, allows police and other institutions to demand that someone hand over encryption keys or passwords to protected information, and to prevent the existence of interception warrants and any data collected from being revealed in court.

We will oppose any further efforts to introduce blanket retention legislation which compromises the fundamental right to privacy.

Censorship

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - almost 2 years ago

I don't think I need to add much here.

Xyleneb

@Xyleneb - almost 2 years ago

It's all gold except for the interception warrant bit. I don't wish to bar security from targeted interception, so long as they have obtained the applicable warrant from a judge. Can you explain what the interception warrant is and why is it's existence is contentious?

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - almost 2 years ago

@Xyleneb You misread it.

and to prevent the existence of interception warrants and any data collected from being revealed in court.

means that the warrant can't be revealed in court not that interception warrants are banned or otherwise, it makes no statement on the legality of interception warrants. The policy proposal would allow these warrants to be submitted in court, which can't currently happen due to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, which this would repeal.