Tag Archives: Law

Mark Duggan, a lawful death, but was it just?

Mark Duggan was a bad man.[1] Although not a martyr[2], did he deserve to be killed? Does anyone deserve to be killed? To deserve to be killed suggests an outcome of a process. The person has done something whereby death … Continue reading

Posted in Government, public sector, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Surveillance, Safety and the Rule of Law: Questions and Answers

We have heard many stories about the surveillance state and its power over the individual. We have heard that the United States has abused its position and its power to its advantage. Many people are outraged at what they believe … Continue reading

Posted in Government, privacy, statesmanship, transparency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Why encryption threatens democracy

The basic encryption is like a lock for the front door. It will stop the burglar, which is its main purpose. Super encryption is only needed to stop an advanced burglar not the government. When people talk about advanced encryption … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In defence of PRISM: why we need governments in cyberspace.

  With the latest revelations about the United States of America’s government’s access to various internet services  companies, people have been outraged. They seem genuinely surprised that such action is occurring.  What they fail to realize are two important things.  … Continue reading

Posted in FOIA, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Vexatious requests guidance: weakening our power to make the state speak

The long awaited guidance on vexatious requests has arrived.  The guidance follows from two distinct events. The first was the Parliament’s review of FOIA during which the MoJ presented evidence that suggested council’s were limited in their ability to deal … Continue reading

Posted in FOIA, public sector, transparency, Uncategorized, vexatious requests | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments