The government has announced that it will be developing new ways to snoop on email and web traffic.
This Kafka-esque “Intercept Modernisation Plan”, was stopped near the end of the last government, but was quietly revived in the 2010 Spending Review (read more here) as the “Communications Capabilities Development Programme”. Now, closed-door discussions have been revealed: legislation will be proposed in May.
We need to tell the government to stop this wasteful, intrusive plan for wholesale snooping on our daily lives. people have signed so far
Please sign our petition – and tell your friends
Dear David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Theresa May,
I do not want the government to try to intercept every UK email, facebook account and online communication. It would be pointless – as it will be easy for criminals to encrypt and evade – and expensive. It would also be illegal: mass surveillance would be a breach of our fundamental right to privacy. Please cancel the Communications Capabilities Development Plan.