(Independent) – Coalition reneges on pledge to scrap central NHS database
To the anger of civil liberties campaigners, ministers have announced that the coalition will push ahead with the controversial Summary Care Record (SCR) database introduced by the Labour government, despite fears that it will expose private medical data to insurance firms and intrude on patients’ privacy. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Only a totalitarian state disarms law-abiding citizens: we want no more oppressive gun laws
You could not look for a better encapsulation of the mentality of the state-worshipping ruling elite than the claim by Sir Ian Blair, former disastrous Metropolitan Police Commissioner and newly-appointed peer (nothing succeeds like failure), writing in The Guardian on the topic of gun control: “The possession of a firearm is a privilege, not, except in a few cases, a necessity.” Read More Here
(LondonTelegraph) – Brain scans ‘could be used to snoop on thoughts’
The use of brain scanners must be regulated in order to prevent them being used to invade privacy and threaten civil liberties, a legal expert has warned.
Researchers have concerns that brain scans – already used in some death row trials in the US – could be used by British police to determine whether a suspect is lying, or has planned a crime they have yet to commit. Read More Here
(DailyStar) – Green Police To Search Trash, Fine Offenders
BIN police are planning to fine people £1,000 if they fail to recycle their rubbish. Read More Here
(UKDailyMail) – Every Google search to be logged and saved for two years under new Euro MP plan
‘Written Declaration 29′ is intended to be used as an early warning system to stop paedophiles by logging what they look for using search engines.
But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a ‘completely unjustifiable’ intrusion into citizens’ privacy. Read More Here