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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Fwd: [Wylug-discuss] RIP s22 notices

From: Philip Hands
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Fwd: [Wylug-discuss] RIP s22 notices
Date: 14 Jun 2002 09:29:39 +0100

On Mon, 2002-06-10 at 16:23, Martyn Ranyard wrote:
> Thought people here might be interested in this :
> >From: Nigel Metheringham <address@hidden>
> >To: address@hidden
> >Date: 10 Jun 2002 16:17:55 +0100
> >
> >Those watching the erosion of privacy might be interested in the
> >following Parliamentary Order extending the lists of who is allows to
> >get traffic data from telcos and ISPs from a short list of departments
> >to a list including everyone and their dog.
> >
> >A note to your MP may be in order although most likely useless since
> >this is all done to protect us from terrorists.... (I mean "The Postal
> >Services Commission" - just as well they are there protecting us from
> >harm).

I know it's stunning, and I wouldn't necessarily believe that it will
make a difference in the long run, but faxes to MPs appear to have at
least got them to realise that rubber-stamping this next Tuesday was a
good idea, so they've postponed it.

If you've not already done anything about this, I suggest reading these:


then go here:


and have read about the latest developments, follow the "Fax Your MP"
link to http://www.faxyourmp.com and tell them what you think about

If enough people do so, you never know, they might even scrap the whole

Oh, while you're about it, get you friends to do the same.

Cheers, Phil.
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