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Cameron’s argument on human rights

Posted by Kevin on June 4, 2015

Cameron’s argument is that the UK should withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights so that British courts rather than Strasbourg should be the arbiter of human rights in Britain. It is a ridiculous argument. We talk about ‘human rights’ because they transcend nationality and geography. People in North Korea have North Korean rights […]

Human Rights: Cameron’s popularity is the UK’s tragedy

Posted by Kevin on October 5, 2014

The first major poll after the Conservative Party Conference shows strong public support for Cameron’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act. According to YouGov, 48% of the public agree with Cameron. Personally I hope that this is a false figure that will diminish into insignificance as opponents enter the argument — so far all […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/03/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 3, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, October 3, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Government to use a Bill of Rights to […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/30/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 30, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 20, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News FBI’s Malware Investigator (for the public) still pending   The FBI […]

UN damns DRIP even before it is law

Posted by Kevin on July 16, 2014

There is a huge irony that on the very day that the British Government, Small Brother to the US Big Brother global surveillance alliance, whips its lackeys into subservience in order to get yet another surveillance bill through the House of Commons, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, warns: …Governmental mass surveillance […]

Cameron is destroying anything worth defending – the terrorists have already won

Posted by Kevin on July 10, 2014

Anybody who knows anything about how the intelligence services lead the British government by the nose will not be surprised: Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe’s top court. […]

The hypocrisy of the European Union’s Freedom of Expression guidelines

Posted by Kevin on May 20, 2014

Last week the Council of the EU published the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. It is really aimed at non-EU states that show little regard for human rights — but the reality is the EU should look closely at its own behaviour. Consider just three extracts: 1. Free, diverse […]