Tuesday, March 30, 2010
THEY can show up without notice or warrants and with 1,208 reasons to enter your home, workplace or land without your permission.
This is Gordon Brown’s new model army of snoopers, which is gaining new home invasion powers at the rate of two a week.
From checking the energy rating on your fridge, to ensuring you are not working on an atom bomb in the kitchen – our snooper laws are as far-reaching as they are bizarre.
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Officials can gain entry using the same level of powers to search for cluster bombs as they can for a clutch of eggs. Lord Selson’s third attempt at curbing these ridiculous laws could become law before Parliament breaks up.
Lord Selson has won praise from civil liberties groups for his dogged determination over two decades to rein back the snoopers.
He said: “People should not be allowed to go into someone’s home, search it and seize data without a court order or a warrant. I just believe in individual freedom.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 7:58 am