Category Archives: Interception Modernisation Programme

James Blessing of the Internet Service Providers Association on the ‘Snooping’ Bill

It’s easy to be critical of legislation that proposes to monitor vast swathes of our internet usage, and we are. It’s less simple, however, to understand exactly what the anticipated ‘snooping’ bill will actually demand of ISPs, and how feasible … Continue reading

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The Freedom Bill: an expression of the Coalition’s schizophrenic approach to civil liberties?

The recently-released Freedom Bill, hyperbolically described as the most important advance in civil liberties in this country since the 1689 Bill of Rights, is certainly a step forward for the state of civil liberties. A lot of it, certainly, is … Continue reading

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The Freedom Bill: does it live up to the promises?

As you’ll no doubt have noticed by now, our Coalition government has recently released details of a long-anticipated bill supposed to restore freedom and prevent abuses of civil liberties. Reports are easy to find: here’s one from The Telegraph, employing … Continue reading

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Details of Intercept Modernisation Programme emerge

So. The government has finally broken its silence regarding the details of the resurrected Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP). Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom, a man who appears to have the order of his name rather mixed up, gave a speech at the … Continue reading

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An IMPish video from the US

It looks as though the UK’s absurd approach to civil liberties is even being noticed across the Atlantic! This is a humorous (and delightfully-titled) perspective on the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) from the U.S.

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