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Britain Audio Analysis: The Government’s “Big Brother” Plan for Internet Surveillance

Britain Audio Analysis: The Government’s “Big Brother” Plan for Internet Surveillance
November 04
14:44 2015

PHOTO: GCHQ, the British Government’s electronic intelligence headquarters


Anticipating the British Government’s new Investigatory Powers Bill for surveillance of Internet use, I spoke with BBC Hereford on Wednesday morning about the reasons for the measures — explaining the motivation to cover the widespread monitoring of the Web by British services in the past decade, considering whether the steps will be effective, and evaluating the effect on civil rights.

Listen to item from 08:52, with discussion from 10:35

No country in the world — not the US, no one in Europe — allows this type of surveilance….

Trust me, there are other countries looking to see if this goes through.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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