Swing swords, cut clowns
I recently got this from the no2Id mailing list:
- STOP CLAUSE 152 + Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill  – 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…
“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 (dead link removed) mailing list:
+ STOP CLAUSE 152 +
Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill  – 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:
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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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