Post Tagged with: "legislation"

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

Tech giant Facebook is passing details of all of its users to the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been reported. Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a case against the social giant to force watchdogs to audit personal data allegedly released to US spy bosses by Facebook. Mr Schrems, argued that the Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wrongly refused[Read More...]

UK enforces law which bans public from criticising the govt

UK enforces law which bans public from criticising the govt

A British citizen was held for days without charge in a London mental hospital under little-known laws which allow the police to arrest and detain anybody who voices criticism against politicians or celebrities. The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) was quietly set up to identify individuals who they claim pose a direct threat to VIPs including the Prime Minister, the[Read More...]

Free speech under siege in Britain

Free speech under siege in Britain

Freedom of speech is once again  under attack, thanks to a new draft Bill being proposed by parliament which would effectively ban charities and community groups from campaigning on political issues. The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill severely restricts what organisations or individuals can say or publish in the run-up to an election and forces grassroots[Read More...]