STOP DRIP - No to Mass Surveillance
In one short week, the UK Parliament is set to ram through a new bill on mass surveillance. It is the "Data Retention and Investigatory Powers" Bill, AKA DRIP. Even though the Government says it will change nothing, it will in fact attack our right to a private life and extend mass surveillance further.
DRIP will undermine human rights
DRIP was a stitch up between the 3 main parties behind closed doors
DRIP tightens the grip of mass surveillance
DRIP will extend surveillance powers
DRIP will be forced through in less than a week, with no proper scrutiny
The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill will allow the state to force Internet and phone companies to store your personal data so it can be accessed at will by a large number of public bodies.
The Home Office has claimed it's a matter of "life and death". Is you ringing your partner or family telling them you forgot to pick up the milk a matter of life and death? Under DRIP it is, and you need to be recorded.