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UK government still wants Snooper's Charter 'at earliest possible opportunity'

Midnight_Caller
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UK government still wants Snooper's Charter 'at earliest possible opportunity'

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Wired"]
UK government still wants Snooper's Charter 'at earliest possible opportunity'
The minster for security, James Brokenshire, has confirmed that the government still wants to introduce the controversial Communications Data Bill -- also known as the "Snooper's Charter" -- "at the earliest possible opportunity".
Brokenshire was speaking today to announce the launch of what the Home Office dubs the Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership, a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies, security experts and academics with the aim of tackling the problem of "organised and global" cybercrimine. According to the minister, these cybercriminals are increasingly organised, "selling 'off-the-shelf' software to aid gangs in exploiting the public". However, the Communications Data Bill's part in that crime prevention strategy is already controversial, and its core proposal -- deep packet inspection of all of the UK's web traffice -- remains.
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Re: UK government still wants Snooper's Charter 'at earliest possible opportunity'

Newspaper phone hackers = very bad nasty bunch of nosy criminals should have the book thrown at them
Government Communications Data Bill = crime prevention strategy crack down on criminals great idea

You couldn't make it up.