15:04 | 11-07-2014 | Internet, Jurisprudence, Politics, Privacy | 4 Comments

как известно, еще в апреле Европейский суд справедливости признал нарушающей права человека Директиву по сбору данных:

The Court takes the view that, by requiring the retention of those data and by allowing the competent national authorities to access those data, the directive interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. Furthermore, the fact that data are retained and subsequently used without the subscriber or registered user being informed is likely to generate in the persons concerned a feeling that their private lives are the subject of constant surveillance.

что ж, Великобритания, ингсоц во всей своей красе, не собирается отмалчиваться в ответ:

The government is set to announce plans to rush through emergency legislation that will force phone and internet companies[1] to keep records of users’ online activities as well as customers’ calls and text messages.

не мытьем, там катаньем (“thanks to the secret deal, we know it will be law by the end of next week”[2]), разумеется:

Prime Minister David Cameron has secured the backing of all three main parties for the highly unusual move [emphasis mine; love BBC slang].

He said urgent action was needed to protect the public from “criminals and terrorists” after the European Court of Justice struck down existing powers.

But civil liberties campaigners have warned it will invade people’s privacy.

какие там liberties, если даже подготовительные работы, очевидно, выходят за всякие рамки — вот, что говорит Том Уотсон, член Парламента от лейбористской партии:

There are hundreds of thousands of people out there very concerned about this particular policy issue. They’ve not seen this bill either, but it doesn’t really matter this year because there’s been a deal done between the three parties and it’ll be railroaded through. If you’re an MP you probably shouldn’t bother turning up to work next week because what you are thinking doesn’t really matter.

и он же дальше:

Regardless of where you stand on the decision of the European Court of Justice, can you honestly say that you want a key decision about how your personal data is stored to be made by a stitch up behind closed doors and clouded in secrecy?

None of your MPs have even read this legislation, let alone been able to scrutinise it.

The very fact that the Government is even considering this form of action, strongly suggests that they have an expectation that the few people on the Liberal Democrat and Labour front benchers who have seen this legislation, are willing to be complicit.

или Джим Киллок из Open Rights Group:

The government knows that since the ECJ ruling, there is no legal basis for making internet service providers retain our data, so it is using the threat of terrorism as an excuse for getting this law passed.

The government has had since April to address the ECJ ruling but it is only now that organisations such as ORG are threatening legal action that this has become an ’emergency’.

что, впрочем, не отменяет кардинальных проблем и с содержанием:

Subhajit Basu, an associate professor in information technology law at Leeds University: As I understand this, the proposed new legislation will cover all persons and all means of electronic communication. It extends the type of communication service provider. It is not subject to geographic restriction. It remains to be seen if a CSP would include Wi-Fi cafe or an unsecured router.

Because of this bill, law enforcement authorities can ask Google to decrypt the content (with a warrant – they were able to do it before in the same way), not just Google UK but ‘any’ company based outside the jurisdiction of UK.

кто-то слишком уж торопится построить свою Океанию, других слов у меня нет.


  1. касается не только британских операторов, но и тех зарубежных, что действуют на территории Соединенного Королевства.  ↩

  2. надо помнить, что изначальный The Communications Data Bill был заблокирован в прошлом году как раз усилиями лейбористов и либерал-демократов — однако теперь, with “a tiny amendment to section 5 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, presumably inserted to save the blushes of those Liberal Democrat MPs who stood on a manifesto to reduce state surveillance”, правительство заручилось поддержкой всех трех основных партий — что это, если не самый настоящий преступный сговор, целенаправленно продолжающий сотрудничество американских и английских спецслужб?  ↩


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