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NEWS ITEMS - 1998
- CR&CL (UK) Press
Release - "UK Internet Users are concerned about
their Privacy" November
Cyber-Liberties (UK) developed
a "privacy letter" to be
sent by UK Internet users to their ISPs. The privacy
letter has been finalised following extensive discussion
within the cyber-rights-UK Mailing List in November 1998.
See the responses to the privacy letter here.
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- Cyber-Rights &
Cyber-Liberties (UK) supports the FREE LIN HAI CAMPAIGN 10 December, 1998
Internet Watch Foundation review process started
- 29 October,
US Censorship Law Causes Global Concern - 21 October, 1998.
In a statement
issued today, the Global Internet
Liberty Campaign stated that "any restrictive action
taken by the United States government would not only fail
to prevent the distribution of material to users in the
local jurisdiction, but constitute a direct assault on
the rights and other interests of Internet users,
consumers and producers of content in other
jurisdictions, who are not subject to the Child Online
Protection Act." Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties
(UK) drafted the statement
together with EPIC and the GILC statement was signed by
25 members of the campaign.
Somm decision in English is now available through
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) pages.
- UK civil
liberties organisations criticise talks between ISPs and
- Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) launches
new local campaign on the Wassenaar Arrengements
See the press
release of the campaign and the new report
entitled "Wassenaar Controls, Cyber-Crime and
Information Terrorism" launched
on 15 September, 1998 by Cyber-Rights &
cyber-Liberties (UK). The report written by Dr Brian
Gladman, Crypto Policy Co-ordinator for Cyber Rights
& Cyber-Liberties (UK) which concluded that "far
from hampering criminal and terrorist activities,
controls on civil cryptographic products are promoting
the evolution of a global information infrastructure that
provides many easy targets for cyber-crime and
information terrorism." See
also CR&CL (UK) new crypto pages.
Watches the Watchmen Part II: Accountability &
Effective Self-Regulation in the Information Age -
, 27 August 1998. See also Who
Watches the Watchmen: Internet Content Rating
Systems, and Privatised Censorship. This
report is the initial report released in November 1997 by
CR&CL(UK). Read also the press release of this
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) Report here.
group advises self-regulation to combat Net abuses
- July 1998
& Cyber-Liberties (UK) Response to the Secure
Electronic Commerce Statement - April 28, 1998.
Watch Foundation launches a consultation paper on
"Rating and Filtering Internet Content - A United
Kingdom Perspective" - March 1998. See also the Cyber-Rights &
Cyber-Liberties (UK) CensorWare pages for further information. Right to Reply: Your comments
and views on the Internet Watch Foundation Proposals for
Developing Rating Systems for the Internet at a UK level
Internet Liberty Campaign Member Statement: New UK
Encryption Policy criticised. The
newly announced GILC Member Statement written by
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) is available here.
(February 17, 1998)
- BBC News Coverage of the GILC member statement,
government dithers on encryption regulation,"
February 20, 1998. See also the other sections "Background:
The great encryption debate,"
and law enforcement: the government view,"
freedom: the case for civil liberties on the Net".
to Basics: UK Police warns the ISPs on the availability
of child pornography on usenet discussion groups.
Chance for Key Recovery: Encryption and International
Principles of Human and Political Rights,'
1998 WJCLI 1,
released, "Cryptography and Liberty: An
International Survey of Encryption Policy"
& Cyber-Liberties (UK) advises Jack Straw, the UK
Home Secretary, on the issue of encryption
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