Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Liberty confront people directly with implications Investigatory Powers Bill

Liberty, with an aggressive confrontational 2 minute video opposing the provisions of the Investigatory Powers Bill, have been demonstrating that when people are accosted directly and immediately with the reality of personal data collection and intrusive privacy invasion, we do not like it.

"Would you let a stranger into your phone? The snoopers' charter won't give you a choice" reads their tag line. Posted earlier today it's only got 89 viewers so far.

Why, then, is it somehow acceptable if mass privacy invasion or bulk data collection/retention/ interception happens silently or invisibly or unobtrusively in the background whilst we don't pay attention? Might Liberty actually be suggesting that we have been a passively tolerant society for too long?