Over 40 of the UK’s largest contractors held a covert database of trade unionists who had complained about unpaid wages or safety on building sites through an organisation called The Consulting Association.Read more . . .
“Four senior judges have found that my rights have been violated unlawfully, whilst four others have disagreed. I cannot agree that the police in this country should be trusted with information about innocent people’s lawful political activities. In my view, without a new system of rules governing police surveillance, there is too much scope for the police to abuse their powers. I am therefore left with no option but to take this matter to the European Court of Human Rights for the sake of other innocent people whose lawful political activities are being monitored by the state.Read more . . .
The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plantsRead more . . .
In a report published this month into the UK government’s Prevent counter-terrorism strategy, CAGE warned that Muslim communities were being subjected to “cradle-to-grave” levels of surveillance and discrimination that go beyond the policies used against suspected communist sympathisers in the United States at the height of the Cold War.Read more . . .
GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summitsExclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009 Ewen MacAskill, Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James BallThe Guardian, Monday 17 … Read more . . .
Police surveillance of Muslims set up with ‘no regard for law’ Police covered up counter-terrorism unit’s £3m camera operation which spied on Muslims in Birmingham Paul Lewis guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 September 2010 21.54 BST A secret police operation to place … Read more . . .
U.K. to monitor, store all social-network traffic? by Tom Espiner, 18 March 2009, CNET The U.K. government is considering the mass surveillance and retention of all user communications on social-networking sites, including Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Vernon Coaker the U.K. … Read more . . .
ID cards could be used for mass surveillance system By Marie Woolf, Chief Political CorrespondentThe Independent, 18 August 2005 The Government is creating a system of “mass public surveillance” capable of tracking every adult in Britain without their consent, MPs … Read more . . .