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Police demand the right to snoop on everyone’s emails

originally by: Mail Online
published: 15 June 2012

Britain’s most senior police officer was accused of playing politics  yesterday after he gave his full backing to Government plans to monitor the public’s every internet click.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe endorsed a draft law that critics claim amounts to a snoopers’ charter, saying that in some cases it could be a matter of ‘life or death’.

His actions were branded ‘deeply unprofessional’ and prompted calls for official censure.

Mr Hogan-Howe’s intervention in the Communications Data Bill was compared to that of former Met commissioner Sir Ian Blair, who was accused of lobbying for a Labour plan to allow terrorism suspects to be detained for up to 90 days and also backed controversial ID cards.

Tory MP Dominic Raab said: ‘Just as it  was wrong for Sir Ian Blair to lobby for the flawed ID card scheme, it is deeply unprofessional for Commissioner Hogan-Howe to lobby for Big Brother surveillance.

‘It politicises our police and undermines public trust. It’s also shocking that he wants more surveillance powers to “eliminate innocent people from an investigation”. ‘In this country, we’re innocent until proven guilty – not the other way round.’

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2 Responses to Police demand the right to snoop on everyone’s emails

  1. Wesley Ahmed on Facebook Reply

    19/06/2012 at 11:36 pm

    well they are not going to like what they are going to see are they NJNP

  2. Wesley Ahmed na Facebooku Reply

    16/06/2012 at 6:05 pm


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