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Review of Control Orders


Last June the law lords dealt a major blow to the controversial use of control orders on terror suspects, a key part of the government’s battle against terrorism since the July 2005 bombings, saying that reliance on secret evidence denies them a fair trial. Read the full story

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Protecting Privacy in the digital age


This column has banged on at some length in recent times about the dangers to civil liberty and privacy caused by unlimited surveillance, and now the EU is weighing in with the same concerns. “Europeans must have the right to control how their personal information is used” said Viviane Reding, Read the full story

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Big Brother – Part 2


In August 2004 the Information Commissioner Richard Thomas warned against the possibility of the UK sleepwalking into what he referred to as a “surveillance society” in which the tools of mass surveillance have become ubiquitous and individual privacy a thing of the past. Read the full story

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Big Brother – Part 1


“We regard privacy and the application of executive and legislative restraint to the use of surveillance and data collection powers as necessary conditions for the exercise of individual freedom and liberty.” Not the words of a committed civil liberties’ campaigner Read the full story

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