dwp over 2 years surveillance

the dwp in hull having been carrying out so called covert surveillance for over 2 years (lambwath road) and they are useless at it even using electronic movement systems transmitted from a neighbouring rented house. The police are doing their best to protect the house and lie if challenged by the target-is this the most outrageuos abuse of the RIPA Act, complaints have been made but the agencies just lie. The RIP (OLD FARTS) ARE USELESS SO ITS TIME THE ACT WAS ABOLISHED…HULL DWP USE FLEETS OF NEW CAR RANGE ROVERS, JAGS, MERCS,that cannot be right surley.

Why is this idea important?

the dwp in hull having been carrying out so called covert surveillance for over 2 years (lambwath road) and they are useless at it even using electronic movement systems transmitted from a neighbouring rented house. The police are doing their best to protect the house and lie if challenged by the target-is this the most outrageuos abuse of the RIPA Act, complaints have been made but the agencies just lie. The RIP (OLD FARTS) ARE USELESS SO ITS TIME THE ACT WAS ABOLISHED…HULL DWP USE FLEETS OF NEW CAR RANGE ROVERS, JAGS, MERCS,that cannot be right surley.

No interception of private communications without a court order

That interception of a private individuals, ,postal mail, mobile phone and landline calls, e:mail and any other form of electronic communication, by any government organisation, security service or the police with out an individual court order for every occurence.

Why is this idea important?

That interception of a private individuals, ,postal mail, mobile phone and landline calls, e:mail and any other form of electronic communication, by any government organisation, security service or the police with out an individual court order for every occurence.

Ban local councils right to snoop

Local Councils should be banned from snooping, it waste's precious time and resource all of which the tax-payer has to foot the bill, without even going into the civil liberties issues. Local councils are there to administer and manage local services only not intrude on people's lives

Why is this idea important?

Local Councils should be banned from snooping, it waste's precious time and resource all of which the tax-payer has to foot the bill, without even going into the civil liberties issues. Local councils are there to administer and manage local services only not intrude on people's lives

Right to privacy

With the increase of third party quangos having more and more access to your personal records.   This can only be bad and open to clear violations of an individuals right to privacy.

 

The Terrorism powers allow more snooping into peoples private lives.

 

The use of Third party providers. Profit making companies to provide help for the unemployed.  This gives them more and more accesss to your personal info. With the latest coerced labour scenario you have no right to silence,no privacy, you have to tell them everything you do. Infact the only thing that aint regulated ans sanctions imposed for as far as I am aware is flatulence.

Why is this idea important?

With the increase of third party quangos having more and more access to your personal records.   This can only be bad and open to clear violations of an individuals right to privacy.

 

The Terrorism powers allow more snooping into peoples private lives.

 

The use of Third party providers. Profit making companies to provide help for the unemployed.  This gives them more and more accesss to your personal info. With the latest coerced labour scenario you have no right to silence,no privacy, you have to tell them everything you do. Infact the only thing that aint regulated ans sanctions imposed for as far as I am aware is flatulence.

repeal the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

To repeall this insidious abhorrent law which undermines all our freedoms and civil liberties.

 

"the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state"Anthony Barnett (Charter 88)

Why is this idea important?

To repeall this insidious abhorrent law which undermines all our freedoms and civil liberties.

 

"the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state"Anthony Barnett (Charter 88)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

The above Act should be repealed forthwith and replaced with a law that is not so heavily weighted against the citizen and in favour of the State. Particularly offensive is the power the police AND OTHER AUTHORITIES such as local authorities have. to use Human Covert Surveillane. This allows the state to use  employees such as police to form  a relationship (including a sexual one) with a suspect for the purpose of obtaining information from them which they would not otherwise be able to obtain. I

Why is this idea important?

The above Act should be repealed forthwith and replaced with a law that is not so heavily weighted against the citizen and in favour of the State. Particularly offensive is the power the police AND OTHER AUTHORITIES such as local authorities have. to use Human Covert Surveillane. This allows the state to use  employees such as police to form  a relationship (including a sexual one) with a suspect for the purpose of obtaining information from them which they would not otherwise be able to obtain. I

RIPA (the Regulation of Investigatory Power Act 2000) – SCRAP!

Which Laws Should We scrap?     –  www.yourFreedom.HMG.gov.uk  by Nick Clegg

RIPA (the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) – SCRAP!  

It has created a Police State, Silent Holocaust, a “Witch hunt” industry and a new Barbarism.  It robbed us of our freedom and security, has generated domestic terrorism, dismantled our constitution, common Law and nation.  

Dr. Martin Luther King:  We must be wary of those, who promise us security and ask in return for our freedom.  We must recognize, that part of the price for freedom may well be insecurity, but the price for complete security is inhumanity.

RIPA has created a global programme of torture, murder and persecution creating a mass movement of national and global phenomenon of Organized Gang Stalking with  a vast network of plain-clothed citizens informants which is used for public stalking and the use of Directed Energy Weapons, mind control etc. on targeted individuals.  All core factions of the community are involved, and everyone, from seniors to children, participates in Organized Gang Stalking.

The most targeted are those with physical, emotional and psychological traumas, peace, civil rights activists, whistleblowers, women living on their own, people who live “alternative lifestyles”, who angered the police, spiritually and morally evolved and anyone else the stalkers see as not conforming with their version of “normality”.  

Organized Gang Stalking is a POLICE HARASSMENT campaign of epic proportions.  It is done under the guise of keeping an eye on internal threats to state security and cleaning up neighbourhoods.  This is exactly what the informant networks in East Germany and Russia were told when they were recruited into these state-sponsored programs.  The victims are sabotaged in everyway, loose their livelihoods and literally gang stalked to death.

According to www.nowpublic.com  December 2009 Google hits for Community Gang Stalking 5,160,000, Group Stalking 4,210,000, Case Gang Stalking 4,880,000, Organized Gang Stalking 1,860,000, Terrorist Gang Stalking 713,000, Vigilante Gang Stalking 116,000. Who knows how many at present.

These are essentially global Psychological Warfare operations, done with the support of the civilian population, military, police, intelligence agencies and government funding. This type of operation is a torture and harassment campaign of monumental proportions – it is NOT surveillance.

Some of this may be unauthorized human subject experimentation.  This is prohibited in U.K. law and by the Nuremberg Code, internationally.
 
www.gangstalkingworld.com ;  www.freedomfchs.com

 

Why is this idea important?

Which Laws Should We scrap?     –  www.yourFreedom.HMG.gov.uk  by Nick Clegg

RIPA (the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) – SCRAP!  

It has created a Police State, Silent Holocaust, a “Witch hunt” industry and a new Barbarism.  It robbed us of our freedom and security, has generated domestic terrorism, dismantled our constitution, common Law and nation.  

Dr. Martin Luther King:  We must be wary of those, who promise us security and ask in return for our freedom.  We must recognize, that part of the price for freedom may well be insecurity, but the price for complete security is inhumanity.

RIPA has created a global programme of torture, murder and persecution creating a mass movement of national and global phenomenon of Organized Gang Stalking with  a vast network of plain-clothed citizens informants which is used for public stalking and the use of Directed Energy Weapons, mind control etc. on targeted individuals.  All core factions of the community are involved, and everyone, from seniors to children, participates in Organized Gang Stalking.

The most targeted are those with physical, emotional and psychological traumas, peace, civil rights activists, whistleblowers, women living on their own, people who live “alternative lifestyles”, who angered the police, spiritually and morally evolved and anyone else the stalkers see as not conforming with their version of “normality”.  

Organized Gang Stalking is a POLICE HARASSMENT campaign of epic proportions.  It is done under the guise of keeping an eye on internal threats to state security and cleaning up neighbourhoods.  This is exactly what the informant networks in East Germany and Russia were told when they were recruited into these state-sponsored programs.  The victims are sabotaged in everyway, loose their livelihoods and literally gang stalked to death.

According to www.nowpublic.com  December 2009 Google hits for Community Gang Stalking 5,160,000, Group Stalking 4,210,000, Case Gang Stalking 4,880,000, Organized Gang Stalking 1,860,000, Terrorist Gang Stalking 713,000, Vigilante Gang Stalking 116,000. Who knows how many at present.

These are essentially global Psychological Warfare operations, done with the support of the civilian population, military, police, intelligence agencies and government funding. This type of operation is a torture and harassment campaign of monumental proportions – it is NOT surveillance.

Some of this may be unauthorized human subject experimentation.  This is prohibited in U.K. law and by the Nuremberg Code, internationally.
 
www.gangstalkingworld.com ;  www.freedomfchs.com

 

Private Data Accessability and Availability

Currently several Government Departments and Agencies and other Public Bodies are allowed to provide personal information to effectively anyone willing to pay for that information.  While some information should be made avaialble to relevant 'offical bodies' such as the Police availability of infomration to commercial or 'non-official' bodies for payment of a fee should be restricted.

Example – private car park contractors should not be able to obtain personal details linked to a specific car to pursue unpaid parking charges.  Should their be a criminal or security reason for any operator needing to know the details then these should be refered to the Police.  Information held by the DVLA should only be made fully available to certain official bodies such as the Police, any other commercial bodies should only be able to request access to details that do not identify the individual unless the individual gives thier explicit concent such as when applying for insurance on line, and even then the insurer should provide such protection that the individuals personal details are not to be disclosed unless as a result of formal criminal/legal proceedings.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Currently several Government Departments and Agencies and other Public Bodies are allowed to provide personal information to effectively anyone willing to pay for that information.  While some information should be made avaialble to relevant 'offical bodies' such as the Police availability of infomration to commercial or 'non-official' bodies for payment of a fee should be restricted.

Example – private car park contractors should not be able to obtain personal details linked to a specific car to pursue unpaid parking charges.  Should their be a criminal or security reason for any operator needing to know the details then these should be refered to the Police.  Information held by the DVLA should only be made fully available to certain official bodies such as the Police, any other commercial bodies should only be able to request access to details that do not identify the individual unless the individual gives thier explicit concent such as when applying for insurance on line, and even then the insurer should provide such protection that the individuals personal details are not to be disclosed unless as a result of formal criminal/legal proceedings.

 

 

Repeal or reform RIPA 2000

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 it is being used to harass, intimidate, persecute, people law abided. Any authority can use it to intimidate someone who simply has touched their noses. Every authority has the obligation of covering up the harassment and persecution, most of the times against an innocent, because of that lAct that makes the illegal -no punishement without intervention of the law- to be legal.

It is a permission of punishment, harassment, intimidation, surveillance, without the intervention of the law. The victim sees every of their civil liberties and human rights eliminated without the possibility of defending themselves before a Tribunal.

The permission obtained from a judge of Tribunal to put into charge those surveillance operations has no value because the reason to do so are mostly invented and the evidences created ad hoc.

The terrorism in this Country has been faked at least two times. Two different terrorism attemps were filmed bay the same "actor". So I have reasonable doubts about the need of all those terror laws that at the end are used against law abided people.

Why is this idea important?

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 it is being used to harass, intimidate, persecute, people law abided. Any authority can use it to intimidate someone who simply has touched their noses. Every authority has the obligation of covering up the harassment and persecution, most of the times against an innocent, because of that lAct that makes the illegal -no punishement without intervention of the law- to be legal.

It is a permission of punishment, harassment, intimidation, surveillance, without the intervention of the law. The victim sees every of their civil liberties and human rights eliminated without the possibility of defending themselves before a Tribunal.

The permission obtained from a judge of Tribunal to put into charge those surveillance operations has no value because the reason to do so are mostly invented and the evidences created ad hoc.

The terrorism in this Country has been faked at least two times. Two different terrorism attemps were filmed bay the same "actor". So I have reasonable doubts about the need of all those terror laws that at the end are used against law abided people.

Prevent local councils from snooping into private bank accounts

It should be made unlawful for local authorities to gain access to an individuals bank account details to access their assets with out due consent from the individual, this would then prevent the possibility of identity freud by anyone working at the local authority. Only individuals and the baks themselves should have this access unless due permission is granted

Why is this idea important?

It should be made unlawful for local authorities to gain access to an individuals bank account details to access their assets with out due consent from the individual, this would then prevent the possibility of identity freud by anyone working at the local authority. Only individuals and the baks themselves should have this access unless due permission is granted

Repeal all legislation imposing enforcement duties on Local Authorities

Local Authorities have a wide range of enforcment duties imposed on them; e.g. dealing with underage sales of fireworks, alcohol and tobacco, dealing with anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance and similar matters.

 

The traditional methods of investigating these (used for decades) are now considered surveillance and LAs are expected to get RIPA authorisation for them. As it appears certain that this authorisation wil be removed from councils, so should the duties as they will become ueforceable.  No tasks without the tools to do them!

Why is this idea important?

Local Authorities have a wide range of enforcment duties imposed on them; e.g. dealing with underage sales of fireworks, alcohol and tobacco, dealing with anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance and similar matters.

 

The traditional methods of investigating these (used for decades) are now considered surveillance and LAs are expected to get RIPA authorisation for them. As it appears certain that this authorisation wil be removed from councils, so should the duties as they will become ueforceable.  No tasks without the tools to do them!

Local Authorities The RIPA Act Telephone Tapping

Local Authorities and Councils should be banned from being able to use the RIPA Act to spy on the people they are supposed to be serving. For example, the local authorities have the power to tap telephones without the knowledge or consent of the owner of the telephone, follow people around using outside private investigation agencies, pay Google fees to promote the names of certain people to the top of the front page of searches.

Why is this idea important?

Local Authorities and Councils should be banned from being able to use the RIPA Act to spy on the people they are supposed to be serving. For example, the local authorities have the power to tap telephones without the knowledge or consent of the owner of the telephone, follow people around using outside private investigation agencies, pay Google fees to promote the names of certain people to the top of the front page of searches.

Repeal RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) “snoopers bill”

We should repeal the entire RIPA bill and ban every public body (except Polic, Security Services MI5/MI6 and GCHQ) from accessing any personal or private data of individuals unless authority by the individual is given.

Local Authorities should be limited to providing local services (social care, bin collection, highway maintenance etc,,) only and not be used extend the police state.

Why is this idea important?

We should repeal the entire RIPA bill and ban every public body (except Polic, Security Services MI5/MI6 and GCHQ) from accessing any personal or private data of individuals unless authority by the individual is given.

Local Authorities should be limited to providing local services (social care, bin collection, highway maintenance etc,,) only and not be used extend the police state.

the right to encryption is as much a right as that of freedom of speech

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) makes it illegal not to hand over, when asked, passwords or other keys required to decrypt encrypted material, on penalty of imprisonment. This contravenes the right to silence and the right not to incriminate oneself, and is anathema to a free society. Keeping one's documents safe by encrypting them is as much a right as keeping papers locked in a safe – if the authorities can get into the safe, that's fine, but they should not be able to compel you to hand over the keys, particularly when the onus is on the accused to demonstrate that a file is not actually encrypted material.

Why is this idea important?

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) makes it illegal not to hand over, when asked, passwords or other keys required to decrypt encrypted material, on penalty of imprisonment. This contravenes the right to silence and the right not to incriminate oneself, and is anathema to a free society. Keeping one's documents safe by encrypting them is as much a right as keeping papers locked in a safe – if the authorities can get into the safe, that's fine, but they should not be able to compel you to hand over the keys, particularly when the onus is on the accused to demonstrate that a file is not actually encrypted material.

Requiring disclosure of encryption keys

Part three of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 brings in a legal requirement for people to provide law enforcement with encryption keys upon request.

Revise RIPA to remove this requirement.

Why is this idea important?

Part three of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 brings in a legal requirement for people to provide law enforcement with encryption keys upon request.

Revise RIPA to remove this requirement.

Require judicial approval of governmental spying on citizens(reform the RIPA)

1.  Amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 ('RIPA')  to require a judicial warrant to be obtained in all cases where 'directed' or 'intrusive' surveillance is sought by any agency or emanation of the state (as defined under European Convention on Human Rights case law).

The test should be whether the surveillance is 'reasonable and necessary in a democratic society' (i.e. a proportionality test where (a) there is a reasonable ground for warranting such surveillance, (b) there is a logical reason why the surveillance will produce relevant information and (c) less intrusive intelligence-gathering methods would be insufficient to produce such information.)

2. Further amend Section 26(3) of RIPA to cover business premises as well as residential premises.

Why is this idea important?

1.  Amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 ('RIPA')  to require a judicial warrant to be obtained in all cases where 'directed' or 'intrusive' surveillance is sought by any agency or emanation of the state (as defined under European Convention on Human Rights case law).

The test should be whether the surveillance is 'reasonable and necessary in a democratic society' (i.e. a proportionality test where (a) there is a reasonable ground for warranting such surveillance, (b) there is a logical reason why the surveillance will produce relevant information and (c) less intrusive intelligence-gathering methods would be insufficient to produce such information.)

2. Further amend Section 26(3) of RIPA to cover business premises as well as residential premises.

Repeal or restrict the RIP act.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers act erodes our civil liberties and can be used by over 750 public bodies in the United Kingdom.  This an unneeded and obscene and leads to a multitude of people able to invade the privacy of thousands of citizens.

Why is this idea important?

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers act erodes our civil liberties and can be used by over 750 public bodies in the United Kingdom.  This an unneeded and obscene and leads to a multitude of people able to invade the privacy of thousands of citizens.

If Councils are banned from using RIPA remove all their enforcement duties

Councils have a number of enforcement duties imposed upon them, including (but not limited to) dealing with underage sales of alcohol, fireworkks and tobacco; noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour.

Traditional methods of investigation, used for decades without public complaint, now have to be authorised under RIPA and unfair newspaper reporting has led to pressure to remove the Councils ability to obtain such authorisation.

Why is this idea important?

Councils have a number of enforcement duties imposed upon them, including (but not limited to) dealing with underage sales of alcohol, fireworkks and tobacco; noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour.

Traditional methods of investigation, used for decades without public complaint, now have to be authorised under RIPA and unfair newspaper reporting has led to pressure to remove the Councils ability to obtain such authorisation.

Ripa act – privacy stolen

I would like very much to see the RIPA act changed or abolished so that this level of intrusion is specifically and can only be applied against suspected terrorists, serious organised crime and serious breaches of law, i.e. to save lives, which I believe was the original intent for the introduction of this act.

I believe that myself, along with many other citizens of the UK that they have been wrongly targetted and investigated under the RIPA act.  The media have reported case upon case where clearly non criminal or suspected minor criminal activity has been used as a reason to remove the privacies we are guaranteed under article 8 of the human rights act (whether you agree with them or not, we have them). These privacies are arbitrarily removed by low level council staff and do not appear to have any central oversight whatsoever.  The potential for abuse is huge and I believe demonstrable in the thousands of cases highlighted in the media.  One of the worst aspects of the RIPA is that you have no guaranteed access to the information collected and stored as there are many exemption clauses in the freedom of information act that protect the collectors and storers of this information from disclosing it to the target of the investigation.  This leaves a huge area for misuse and errors that cannot be redressed fully by the investigated.

Apart from anything else, when did it become the job of local government to investigate its citizenry?  Is this not solely the role of law enforcement?  how can the cost be justified? 

Take the RIPA act and investigatory powers away from local government, place it in the hands of the law.  Use the money saved to set up national specialised units to cover any gaps created in intelligence gathering capability.

It is also apparent that the CRB share information with anyone paying, and when I say information, I mean they provide information above and beyond thier legislated scope.

I can only imagine that Stalin and Hitler would have been envious of the RIPA act and how easily it was foisted upon a free nation with almost no public discussion or awareness until abuses started to be reported in the media many years after its instigation.

Why is this idea important?

I would like very much to see the RIPA act changed or abolished so that this level of intrusion is specifically and can only be applied against suspected terrorists, serious organised crime and serious breaches of law, i.e. to save lives, which I believe was the original intent for the introduction of this act.

I believe that myself, along with many other citizens of the UK that they have been wrongly targetted and investigated under the RIPA act.  The media have reported case upon case where clearly non criminal or suspected minor criminal activity has been used as a reason to remove the privacies we are guaranteed under article 8 of the human rights act (whether you agree with them or not, we have them). These privacies are arbitrarily removed by low level council staff and do not appear to have any central oversight whatsoever.  The potential for abuse is huge and I believe demonstrable in the thousands of cases highlighted in the media.  One of the worst aspects of the RIPA is that you have no guaranteed access to the information collected and stored as there are many exemption clauses in the freedom of information act that protect the collectors and storers of this information from disclosing it to the target of the investigation.  This leaves a huge area for misuse and errors that cannot be redressed fully by the investigated.

Apart from anything else, when did it become the job of local government to investigate its citizenry?  Is this not solely the role of law enforcement?  how can the cost be justified? 

Take the RIPA act and investigatory powers away from local government, place it in the hands of the law.  Use the money saved to set up national specialised units to cover any gaps created in intelligence gathering capability.

It is also apparent that the CRB share information with anyone paying, and when I say information, I mean they provide information above and beyond thier legislated scope.

I can only imagine that Stalin and Hitler would have been envious of the RIPA act and how easily it was foisted upon a free nation with almost no public discussion or awareness until abuses started to be reported in the media many years after its instigation.

Restore the principles of justice to the British legal system.

Firstly, I'd like to say that this idea is a gimmick.  Nick Clegg may tweak around with a few laws here and there, but look at his flip-flopping on the extradition of Gary McKinnon as soon as he actually was in a position where he could do something about it…

In Britain today, the principles of justice have already been eroded, and will not, I believe, be rediscovered.

Under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 I can have my vehicle seized on the whim of a police officer, with no involvement of judge or jury.

Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 the civil courts can create bespoke criminal offences.  My liberty can be removed if I don't behave in a manner that is not, per se, illegal, but which contravenes directives given to me by the lower institutions of the State.  ASBO legislation does not work, and circumvents the checks and balances built into centuries of British justice (the right to trial by jury, thresholds of evidence etc.)  Freedom of association and curfews can affect those not found guilty of any offence.

Under Section 49 and Section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), it is an offence to fail to disclose when requested the key to encrypted data (with a penalty of two years in prison).  My right to silence has been removed.

And while we're at it.  Why is there hate crime legislation?  Surely you should legislate for behaviour, not motivation?  My right to think bad thoughts has been removed 😉

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the police can legally seize my cash.  My right to walk around with a large amount of money in my pocket has been removed.  Seizure of my assets will likely remove my ability to fund my defence in any trial.

Not to mention the large number of fines issued by local authority jobsworths for feeding the birds, putting your bin out on the wrong day, putting rubbish in the wrong bin. All of these things imply a degree of summary justice – pay now it's £40, pay later it's court fees and £300.

Why is my internet usage being monitored? (RIPA).  Every phone call and website I visit. I use internet radio.  The Government has a complete profile of my Radio4 listening!

Speaking of which… the addition of intrusive "Smart Meters" into the Energy Act at the very least has questions over it's legitimacy ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/4401188/Lord-Truscott-Peers-charge-up-to-5000-a-day-to-facilitate-law-changes.html ).  Very intrusive, wouldn't you say?

There's much, much more.  It's an impossible task to fix it.  Nothing will change.
 

Why is this idea important?

Firstly, I'd like to say that this idea is a gimmick.  Nick Clegg may tweak around with a few laws here and there, but look at his flip-flopping on the extradition of Gary McKinnon as soon as he actually was in a position where he could do something about it…

In Britain today, the principles of justice have already been eroded, and will not, I believe, be rediscovered.

Under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 I can have my vehicle seized on the whim of a police officer, with no involvement of judge or jury.

Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 the civil courts can create bespoke criminal offences.  My liberty can be removed if I don't behave in a manner that is not, per se, illegal, but which contravenes directives given to me by the lower institutions of the State.  ASBO legislation does not work, and circumvents the checks and balances built into centuries of British justice (the right to trial by jury, thresholds of evidence etc.)  Freedom of association and curfews can affect those not found guilty of any offence.

Under Section 49 and Section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), it is an offence to fail to disclose when requested the key to encrypted data (with a penalty of two years in prison).  My right to silence has been removed.

And while we're at it.  Why is there hate crime legislation?  Surely you should legislate for behaviour, not motivation?  My right to think bad thoughts has been removed 😉

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the police can legally seize my cash.  My right to walk around with a large amount of money in my pocket has been removed.  Seizure of my assets will likely remove my ability to fund my defence in any trial.

Not to mention the large number of fines issued by local authority jobsworths for feeding the birds, putting your bin out on the wrong day, putting rubbish in the wrong bin. All of these things imply a degree of summary justice – pay now it's £40, pay later it's court fees and £300.

Why is my internet usage being monitored? (RIPA).  Every phone call and website I visit. I use internet radio.  The Government has a complete profile of my Radio4 listening!

Speaking of which… the addition of intrusive "Smart Meters" into the Energy Act at the very least has questions over it's legitimacy ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/4401188/Lord-Truscott-Peers-charge-up-to-5000-a-day-to-facilitate-law-changes.html ).  Very intrusive, wouldn't you say?

There's much, much more.  It's an impossible task to fix it.  Nothing will change.
 

Remove RIPA powers from local government

The passing of the RIPA laws allowed councils to use investigatory tactics more appropriate to NorthKorea. What a surprise that they have then made observaions on whether parents do live at an address for school catchment. Have used cameras to check on dustbins out before time. Give people authority and they will ALWAYS abuse that power.

Remove the RIPA powers from local councils, Health Authorities etc.and only allow their use for what was intended. Anti-terror investigations.

Why is this idea important?

The passing of the RIPA laws allowed councils to use investigatory tactics more appropriate to NorthKorea. What a surprise that they have then made observaions on whether parents do live at an address for school catchment. Have used cameras to check on dustbins out before time. Give people authority and they will ALWAYS abuse that power.

Remove the RIPA powers from local councils, Health Authorities etc.and only allow their use for what was intended. Anti-terror investigations.