Don’t Let it Bounce Back…Open Rights Group start petition against the Government’s Snooper’s Charter+

Posted: 30 May, 2015 in Internet Snooping, Snoopers Charter
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snoopers charter bounce back logo The Government has announced it’s going to introduce an Investigatory Powers Bill. It’s the new Snoopers’ Charter with even more powers for the police and GCHQ to spy on us. Sign our petition to say you want to stop it!

This is the fifth time a Government has tried to bring in the Snoopers’ Charter. The Home Office wants to give the police and intelligence services even more powers to look at what we do and who we talk to.

Do we really want to live in a country where the police tries to access all of our texts and WhatsApp messages to our loved ones, the emails from our friends, the Facebook messages we’ve sent and the Snapchat photos our friends send us?

We’ll have to wait and see for the precise details of the Home Office’s plans but we might see them attacking the encryption technology that helps keep our messages and web browsing secure.

We think the police and intelligence services should target people suspected of crimes instead of collecting everyone’s data, all of the time.

We’re standing up against the Snooper’s Charter. We’ve stopped it before and with your help, we can do that again.

It’s not clear that the Home Office’s collect-it-all approach is effective or giving us value for money. The perpetrators of atrocities like Lee Rigby’s murder and the Charlie Hebdo attack were already on the radar of the British and French intelligence services. But they decided to stop monitoring them because of lack of resources.

The Home Office’s answer to Edward Snowden’s shocking disclosures should not be to give the police and the security services even more powers.

We’ll be organising a lobby day soon so you can go to Parliament, get a briefing about this Bill and then talk to your MP so watch this space!

…Sign the petition

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