http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/knowledge/ ... lance-7042Where Will The Coalition Take British Tech?
The Liberal Conservative coalition will be good news for outsourcers, and bad news for spooks
By: Sophie Curtis
May 14, 2010
The Interception Modernisation Programme – a multi-million pound project Labour plan to intercept and record much of the country’s Internet traffic – is also now on shaky ground. the Tories have said they will review the scheme, claiming that it could be seen as a license for dynamic surveillance of the population. The Lib Dems have also said they would scrap it.
The government’s emphasis on the need to protect civil liberties was welcomed by human rights organisations including Liberty and Amnesty International. “Repairing the UK’s reputation as a champion of justice and fairness, both at home and abroad, must be a priority,” said Amnesty International UK campaigns director Tim Hancock.