F15 Standing Up for Civil Liberties
Ten conference representatives
Mover: David Howarth MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Justice)
Summation: Chris Huhne MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary)
Conference notes that:
A. The last twenty years has seen the steady erosion of civil liberties in Britain.
B. A generation of children are growing up as strangers to the treasured freedoms on which Britain once prided itself.
C. The Government is spending billions of pounds collecting more and more of people’s personal data.
Conference therefore calls for:
4. ID cards to be scrapped, including for foreign nationals.
5. Surveillance powers to be restricted for use only for the investigation of serious crimes and to require a warrant from a magistrate.
6. All innocent people, except those acquitted of a serious violent or sexual offence, to be removed from the DNA database immediately.
7. The regulation of CCTV, following a Royal Commission.
11. The strengthening of freedom of information, with fewer exemptions and more power for the Information Commissioner.
12. The ContactPoint database of all children to be scrapped.
Chair: David Heath MP (Chair, Privacy Commission)
Aide: Andrew Wiseman (Vice Chair, Federal Conference Committee)
F16 Privacy Commission
Why is information kept? How is it kept? How is it used? Should there be a right to privacy?
This session offers a chance to conference representatives to hear and participate in a panel discussion on these and other relevant questions.
Panellists will include Shami Chakrabarti (Director, Liberty).
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