'Massive abuse' of privacy feared

    Date13 Jun 2002
    CategoryPrivacy
    3168
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Plans to increase the number of organisations that can look at records of what you do online could lead to widespread abuse of personal information, warn experts. The UK Government this week unveiled a draft list of organisations that will be . . . Plans to increase the number of organisations that can look at records of what you do online could lead to widespread abuse of personal information, warn experts. The UK Government this week unveiled a draft list of organisations that will be given the right to request information about the web, telephone and fax lives of British citizens under the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

    Civil liberty campaigners have little faith that government safeguards will be effective in policing the use of sensitive information passed to organisations not connected with law enforcement.

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