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Scrambling for Safety 6

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Hope lots of ukcrypto members can make it along! Simon Watkin and Richard Clayton are among the confirmed speakers, so it should be an interesting afternoon :)

----------------------- Scrambling for Safety 6 -----------------------

WHAT: An open meeting on the Home Office data retention and access consultations, organised by the Foundation for Information Policy Research and Privacy International.

WHEN: 1.30pm-5.30pm, Wednesday 14 May 2003.

WHERE: The Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2

Admission is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to if you wish to attend.


The latest updated information on the meeting is available at ~~~~~~~ The Home Office caused huge controversy last summer when it attempted to allow a long list of public authorities to access records of individuals' telephone and Internet usage. This "communications data" -- phone numbers and e-mail addresses contacted, web sites visited, locations of mobile phones, etc. -- would have been available without any judicial oversight, under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

There has also been ongoing argument about government powers to force telephone companies and Internet Service Providers to keep copies of such communications data. Under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, the Home Secretary may require companies to store this data for long periods to allow later access by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The Home Office is now consulting over both issues before taking further action. "Scrambling for Safety 6" will bring together representatives from government, industry and human rights organisations to discuss the issues they raise with interested members of the public. This is the only such meeting during the consultation period, and is free to attend. Come along and make sure your voice is heard!

Background ----------

The Home Office consultation documents are at: t. html (access) (retention)

FIPR's "Surveillance and security" pages are at:

Privacy International's wiretap page is at: Zurück