UK civil liberties

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US facial recognition firm faces £17m UK fine for ‘serious breaches’
Clearview AI may have gathered data without people’s knowledge, says Information Commissioner’s Office

Rob Davies

29, Nov, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Civil liberty fears as police consider using drones that film from 1,500ft
England and Wales police ask private firms for information on systems that film high-quality images at a distance

Rob Davies

29, Oct, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Priti Patel to enable police to stop disruptive protesters going to demos
Criminal disruption prevention orders to restrict individuals’ movement are response to Insulate Britain blocking motorways

Rajeev Syal

05, Oct, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Patel faces widening revolt over policing bill’s restrictions on protest
More than 350 groups join peers in challenging home secretary over ‘attack on democratic rights’ as legislation enters Lords

Toby Helm Political editor

12, Sep, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Scottish opposition parties outraged at vaccine passport plan
Sturgeon’s proposals described by Tories as ‘shambolic’ and by nightlife industry as ‘completely incoherent’

Libby Brooks Scotland correpondent

02, Sep, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Vaccine passports will make hesitant people ‘even more reluctant to get jabbed’
Data comes as No 10 vows to press on with plan to make vaccination a condition of entry for nightclubs

Natalie Grover, Heather Stewart and Ben Quinn

31, Aug, 2021 @6:34 PM

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No 10 to press on with plans for Covid vaccine passports in England
PM’s spokesperson rejects suggestion ministers could back away from proposals for clubs and large venues

Heather Stewart Political editor

31, Aug, 2021 @1:18 PM

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UK gun licences: could vetting social media prevent another Plymouth shooting?
Analysis: hateful ideologies like ‘incel’ movement must be recognised as threats rather than dismissed as an online subculture

Alex Hern Technology editor

16, Aug, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Vaccine passports are less a threat to liberty than a mark of solidarity | David Grimes
Anti-vaxxers in France and elsewhere claim personal freedom. But what of brotherhood?

David Robert Grimes

15, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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If we really value our freedom, repealing Covid police powers won’t be enough | Owen Jones
From voter ID rules to restrictions on protest, repressive measures are on the UK government’s post-pandemic agenda, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

12, Aug, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Pressure grows for recall of parliament over domestic Covid vaccine passports
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen says he and others would oppose passes as ‘very serious infringement on liberties’

Alex Mistlin

01, Aug, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Calls for legal review of UK welfare screening system which factors in age
Exclusive: tech firm admits algorithm weighs claimants’ age, which is protected in equality law

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, Jul, 2021 @3:47 PM

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