The Human Rights Act (HRA), which passed into law Monday, codifies a person's right to privacy and private correspondence, but privacy experts fear that its impact may not be recognised in cyberspace.
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NEWS AND ANALYSIS
Can you expect human rights online?
Thu, 05 Oct New law is designed to protect fundamental freedoms. But will it make a difference to your electronic privacy? Experts: Press threatened by cybersnooping
Thu, 05 Oct Government cybersurveillance poses threat to freedom of the press Government okays snooping on staff
Thu, 05 Oct Criticism for new rules allowing employers to spy on their staff RIP and Human Rights Act conflict
Tue, 03 Oct RIP violates privacy at work, conflicts with Human Rights IT Week: RIP Act faces deadline delay
Sat, 26 Aug Key part of the RIP Act to be delayed so not to breach the Human Rights Act Outrage at government 'tagging' of citizens
Tue, 01 Aug The government has you tagged. Under the RIP Act the government can trace the movements of mobile phone users with a minimum of accountability. ISPs debate offshore email to evade RIPA
Fri, 01 Sep 2000 The RIPA is not going away, but email servers just might. COMMENTARY
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. Echelon: your files in their hands
Rupert Goodwins reckons we've allowed a state surveillance system to be built that would be the envy of any dictator, and we've allowed it to flourish unseen and uncontrolled. We must now start building pressure for a wholesale revelation and reform of Echelon: not to shut it down and render ourselves deaf to real threats but to improve its efficiency and make it ours again, not the plaything of nameless people. Are human rights being protected online? To have your say online click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said. Click for more in-depth coverage at the ZDNet UK News Specials page.