Three cheers for Liberal Democrat peer Paul Strasburger

From The Guardian comes this welcome comment from Liberal Democrat peer and civil liberties campaigner, Paul Strasburger:

The home secretary, Theresa May, has been told by peers and MPs that her £1.8bn internet monitoring proposals will be a “honeypot for hackers and criminals around the world” and that she must bring in prison sentences for those who hack databases…

A peers and MPs on the joint committee [looking at the Draft Communications Data Bill] raised fears that the massive increase in the storage of sensitive personal data required could lead to invasion of privacy on a new scale, and be open to criminal attack.

A Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Strasburger, described the proposals as a “honeypot for casual hackers, blackmailers, criminals large and small from around the world, and foreign states”.



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