Monthly Archive: February 2013

RIPA and how the Police Service makes sure it’s silent

RIPA and how the Police Service makes sure it’s silent

You will no doubt be familiar by now with my blogs on the subject of RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) and my attempts to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain...

Define Slavery

Define Slavery

So, the Government’s Back-To-Work programme is just as non-controversial as many of it’s other hare-brained ideas. Cait Reilly took the UK Government to Court and argued that having to stack shelves in Poundland or...

Big Brother is watching you…. and so are his corporate partners

Big Brother is watching you…. and so are his corporate partners

More thoughts on RIPA, Internet Surveillance and State Monitoring of Social Media #TheRestIsSilence The Internet is a surveillance device as defined by RIPA section 48(1). Surveillance is covert “if, and only if, it is...

‘They’ Have Won – I Am Defeated

‘They’ Have Won – I Am Defeated

I’m feeling a little like Richard III at Bosworth Field.  I am beaten.  The #FOI Meister would like to announce his retirement from the field of combat. The Home Office and 43 Police Services/Constabularies/Forces...

Direct Entry – A good idea?

Direct Entry – A good idea?

In my opinion a good, balanced and informed article on the subject by Sara Thornton, CC Thames Valley Police.  No dramas, just good old-fashioned reasoning and logic, all clearly spelled out and non-ambiguous  ...