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By Gavin Davies on 5 March 2009

Shaolin Sword “I’ll have it raining ice drops the size of automobiles,Kill all the government microchips in my body” – Ol’ Dirty Bastard I recently got this from the no2Id mailing list: + STOP CLAUSE 152 + Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill [1] – currently beingdebated by Parliament – would allow any Minister by order to take anyinformation gathered for one purpose from anywhere, and use it for anyother purpose…

Shaolin Sword

“I’ll have it raining ice drops the size of automobiles,
Kill all the government microchips in my body”
– Ol’ Dirty Bastard

I recently got this from the no2Id mailing list:

+ STOP CLAUSE 152 +

Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill [1] – currently being
debated by Parliament – would allow any Minister by order to take any
information gathered for one purpose from anywhere, and use it for any
other purpose.

An ‘Information Sharing Order’, as defined in Clause 152, would permit
your information to be trafficked and abused, not only all across
government and the public sector – it would also reach into the private
sector. And it would even allow transfer of information across
international borders.

Your information, your family’s information, arbitrarily used without
your consent or even knowledge. The very reverse of ‘Data Protection’.

If you care about fundamental rights and freedoms, privacy and
confidentiality, the time to act is NOW.

Please write to your MP – you can do this at http://www.WriteToThem.com
– and tell him or her that you REFUSE CONSENT to having your information
shared under any ‘Information Sharing Order’, and ask him or her to vote
to have Clause 152 removed entirely from the Coroners and Justice Bill.

(Refusing your consent is the absolutely critical bit – we know that
some MPs have already had over 100 constituents telling them this, which
is the way we can all apply pressure.)

Please write to your MP now – AND TELL OTHERS. Friends, family,
colleagues, workmates. Spread the word. A ‘Stop Clause 152!’ facebook
group has also been set up to help publicise the issue:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54487688497

If you have already written to your MP (thank you!) then why not write a
letter to your local paper, alerting readers to the powers in Clause 152
and how privacy will be abolished if it becomes law. All it takes is 10
minutes and a stamp.

If we act now, we can stop this. If we don’t, another fundamental
building block of privacy and trust will be lost.

It’s up to us.

We’re mad fortunate over here that we have things like WriteToThem – what a fantastic service for contacting your MPs in a no hassle scenario! Many peoples got no voice, so I’ma yell up, ya hear?

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Going to see the incredible Samba Lucas tonight, can’t wait! One of the main artists to get excited about right now, maybe second to only to L’il Wayne.