ZDNet UK News brings you a roundup of the latest news on Britain's most controversial Internet legislation.
- 70's technology could thwart RIP bill A solution to the RIP bill may lie in a 20 year old technology. Thu, 29 Jun 2000
- Snoopers' charter - changes are not enough 'Shambolic bill will work against the interests of British industry'. Wed, 28 Jun 2000
- Government backtracks on Internet surveillance Government offers to weaken cyber-snooping bill, but some say the changes are only superficial. Tue, 27 Jun 2000
- Snooping Bill to drain £43bn out of Britain in five years The controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill will cost Britain a crippling £43bn over the next five years if made law, says a report Monday. Mon, 12 Jun 2000
- RIP criticised by former government adviser The Institute of Directors (IoD) says the RIP bill goes too far and will hinder Blair's 'UK best for e-commerce' goal. Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Father of the Web lambastes cyber snooping bill
- Yet another industry heavyweight lays into Jack Straw's RIP Bill. Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Report to Lords will show extra cost of snooping bill
- The government's RIP Bill is going to cost ISPs far more than originally claimed, says a new government commissioned report. Mon, 12 Jun 2000 MI5 gets code-breaking unit
- They're still arguing about the RIP Bill -- On Monday it began its committee stage in the House of Lords -- but MI5 is starting to get its code-breakers in already. Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Pressure grows on government to scrap snooping bill
- Pressure is growing on the government to scrap the RIP bill as the British Chambers of Commerce joins the chorus of disapproval. Mon, 12 Jun 2000
- Please let this Bill RIP
The government's Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill looks set for a bumpy ride thorough the House of Lords. Good. Give it hell says Tony Westbrook.