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[FYI] (Fwd) Silicon.com: UK Home Office drafts code of practice for Snooping
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Home Office drafts code of practice for Snooping
PUBLISHED: 6:21pm on Monday 10th July 2000
The UK Home Office has published a draft code of practice
designed to allay fears about the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill, currently in the House of
The code of practice - which is split into four parts -
will govern the day-to-day operation of the Bill, including
interception of electronic communications, covert
surveillance and the investigation of encrypted data.
According to the Home Office the draft code is published
before the Bill becomes law to give a feel of "government
thinking in this area". The Home Office is inviting
feedback on the code before final a version is published
later this year.
To see the code go to
Feedback should be sent in writing to RIP Bill Team, Home
Office, 50 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AT. (Yes we're
serious - apparently the Home Office find it easier to
"keep track" of feedback if it is sent in on pieces of
For related news, see:
'Snooping Bill drives first ISP abroad'
'Will the last one to leave please switch off the server'
'Trades Unions call for urgent Snooping Bill clarification'
'Lords drop Snooping Bill's burden of proof''
'Snooping Bill goes back under the Lords' microscope'
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