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Friday, 23 January, 2015 - 10:00

A cross-party group of peers has proposed forcing through the text of the Communications Data Bill by inserting it in to the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill going through parliament. This would leave just days to consider complex legislation that has already been rejected.

The Communications Data Bill was widely criticised as a "Snoopers' Charter" that attacked innocent citizens' privacy and opened the door legitimising the mass surveillance already in place as revealed by the Snowden leaks.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said: 

"This attempt to sneak...

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NHS: Big Brother Knows Best, Your Decisions Mean Nothing.

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In yet another act sure to increase the speed of George Orwell's rotations in his grave, the NHS has decided that the opt-out forms I pointed out to many of you a year ago are not worth the paper they are printed on or emails they are sent in.

Snooper’s Charter – the Zombie Bill that just won’t go away

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Four members of the House of Lords have attempted to bring back from the dead the Communications Data Bill – otherwise known as the Snoopers' Charter. The entirety of the bill that had previously been rejected (or at least put on hold) by Parliament – some 18 pages in all – was added as a late ‘amendment’ to the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill currently passing through the Lords.

Plain Cigarette Packaging, will it work?

As the government announces a free vote on legislating for blanket plain cigarette packaging (as already on sale in Australia), will the stated aims - reducing the number of children who start smoking and getting more smokers to quit - be achieved?

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Pirate Party Delivers on Copyright

Monday, 19 January, 2015 - 10:15

EU copyright rules simply aren't suited to cope with the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by the Internet, an upcoming European Parliament own-initiative report evaluating 2001's copyright directive finds. The draft released today by Julia Reda, MEP for the German Pirate Party, lays out an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU copyright announced in the Commission's work programme.

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda said:

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