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ref date:1 May 2000 (CD)
Spying on email illegal under European law

"MI5 is building a new 25m e-mail surveillance centre that will have the power to monitor all e-mails and internet messages sent and received in Britain...."

Under the European convention on human rights, such snooping will be illegal as of October 2000.

Privacy is guaranteed by the principles therein.

Forcing someone to hand over encryption keys is also illegal because these keys may incriminate a REAL criminal and regardless of how despicable they may be, the law enshrined within ECHR gives them the right to say NO!

This behaviour is in line with Blairs hand holding of the Chinese premier and arrest and detention of anti Chinese demonstrators not so long ago. One oppressive dictator giving lessons to a star pupil.

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