Legislation

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

The Snoopers Charter has been resurrected into British law, after plans to update communications data legislation were introduced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27th. Although the full details unveiled in the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill have yet to be revealed, it has been announced that the government plans to extend the scope of the bill beyond the previous version[Read More...]

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype has been summoned to appear in court over its refusal to share customer data in relation to a criminal investigation, it has been reported. The summons was issued after the firm declined to help Belgian authorities and refused to provide details of messages and calls between two suspects. The reasons given by the Microsoft Owned firm was that it[Read More...]

New law shuts down protest in Australia

New law shuts down protest in Australia

New laws in Australia have given police sweeping new powers to arrest protesters in the country, it has been revealed. The law was passed the upper house of the Victorian parliament. Essentially it means that if the police think someone may be about to cause trouble or turn violent, they will have the power to arrest demonstrators. Previously, police had[Read More...]

NSA linked to spyware in new computers

NSA linked to spyware in new computers

It was recently reported that the NSA has discovered a way of hiding spyware inside the hard drives of all new consumer computers. The software allows NSA to have instant access and eavesdrop on all activities that are taking place on the computer at any given time. This development of spyware was confirmed by Russian cyber security company, Kaspersky Lab,[Read More...]

Govt outlines plans for nurseries to report “terrorist” toddlers

Govt outlines plans for nurseries to report “terrorist” toddlers

The UK government has outlined plans to require nurseries to hand over details of toddlers they think may have terrorist tendencies it has been reported. Over the years, the reports of terrorists targeting different countries around the world – with France hitting the headlines recently – has led to a raft of new laws, purportedly aimed at reducing terrorism. However,[Read More...]