Right now, the government has the power to rifle through your emails and private messages without having a warrant from a judge. But over the next 24 hours, ordinary people have a chance to change that.
On Wednesday 4th November, Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to introduce new ‘snooping’ laws. But she knows she can only get these laws through if enough MPs support them. A growing number of MPs from all political parties are starting to speak out against her plans. If enough of us email our MPs in the next 24 hours, we can push MPs to demand a ban on internet snooping without a warrant from a judge.
Theresa May is having to make concessions to persuade MPs to vote for this new law. She’s talking about letting the government see all the web sites which you visit but not the individual web pages. Most computer experts believe this is a false distinction which would be almost impossible to enforce in real life. So let’s pressure our MPs to demand proper judicial safeguards to protect our privacy. Please email your MP now: firstname.lastname@example.org asking him to oppose the extension of snooping laws.
Meanwhile, while they are trying to get more information on the ordinary people, the government are trying to stop ordinary people finding out what the government is doing through Freedom of Information rights. http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2015/06/22/gove-offensive-reveals-behind-the-scenes-tory-freedom-of-inf
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