GPDPR – An Open Letter to GP Practices

22 June 2021 — Dr. Bhatti.com

GPs are raising the alarm about plans to make 55 million NHS patients’ data available to corporations for profit. A group of GPs in East London are taking action to withhold the data and protect the privacy of their patients by refusing to share data from their Practice. They’re encouraging medical practitioners throughout England to join them through an open letter.

SUPPORT AND SHARE THE OPEN LETTER

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Statewatch News 18 June (Issue 12/21, also available as a PDF)

18 June 2021 — Statewatch

Statewatch News 18 June (Issue 12/21, also available as a PDF)

Global call to ban public biometric surveillance

As public and private sector institutions push ahead with the development and deployment of remote biometric surveillance systems – currently best-exemplified by facial recognition technology – opposition is increasing.

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Watch: The Scale of This Digital Dragnet Has Reached Epic Proportions

21 March, 2021 — 21st Century Wire

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The intergovernmental data trawling led by America’s NSA, and partnering with the other Five Eyes nations the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, has the capability for full spectrum dominance over almost every aspect of human life – provided that most functioning aspects of our society and economy are transferred exclusively to the digital domain. The implications of this will render the foundational concepts of personal freedom and sovereignty meaningless in a traditional sense.

Former NSA and CIA contractor turned whistleblower, Ed Snowden, explains how this digital dragnet has come to pass and what practical steps society needs to take to preserve essential aspects of a free civilization. Watch:

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Digital Trails: How the FBI Is Identifying, Tracking and Rounding Up Dissidents

17 March 2021 — The Rutherford Institute

“Americans deserve the freedom to choose a life without surveillance and the government regulation that would make that possible. While we continue to believe the sentiment, we fear it may soon be obsolete or irrelevant. We deserve that freedom, but the window to achieve it narrows a little more each day. If we don’t act now, with great urgency, it may very well close for good.”—Charlie Warzel and Stuart A. Thompson, New York Times

Databit by databit, we are building our own electronic concentration camps.

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US spy firm at centre of sensitive NHS patient data grab

8 March 2021 — True Publica

US spy firm at centre of sensitive NHS patient data grab

The story below tells of alarming backroom deals being done without public or parliamentary scrutiny into the highly sensitive (and extremely valuable) NHS patient data system.  The company involved is Palantir, a highly controversial American company that TruePublica has reported on several times in the last few years – that was at the centre of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Brexit scandal.

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If no-one watches the watchers, we can’t defend our civil liberties

13 October 2020 — Statewatch

As governments seek ever-greater surveillance powers, we need to keep them under control.

For almost three decades, Statewatch has reported on, analysed and fought against attempts by the EU and national governments to snoop further and further into our private lives – from the surveillance and retention of telecommunications data; to the profiling of travellers, tourists and migrants; and plans to create vast, centralised databases of sensitive biometric data. Continue reading

NHS ordered to hand over security keys of NHS data to GCHQ

1 May 2020 — True Publica

NHS ordered to hand over security keys of NHS data to GCHQ

By Rob Woodward – TruePublica: Britain’s NHS has become the latest target for big tech to stick its money funnel into and harvest our most personal and private data. It was bad enough that the state illegally and secretly stole our privacy, captured our secrets, recorded our conversations, filmed our private moments, took images of our children and invited in the biggest crooks on the planet to exploit the swag. But now, there’s a plan to capitalise, abuse, manipulate and profit from our physical and mental vulnerabilities.

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UK: Mission Creep – Yet more intrusive surveillance powers given to government

26 April 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: Back in 2016 – TruePublica wrote: “One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ being installed by Britain’s government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West” and its “a comprehensive record of your private activities, the activity log of your life.” It should really make you ask that question – where is it heading?

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Patient data from GP surgeries sold to US companies

7 December 2019 — The Guardian

Dealings with international pharma raise new fears about American ambitions to access NHS

Jeremy Corbyn shows redacted documents of secret trade talks between the UK and US governments.

Jeremy Corbyn shows redacted documents of secret trade talks between the UK and US governments. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Data about millions of NHS patients has been sold to US and other international pharmaceutical companies for research, the Observer has learned, raising new fears about America’s growing ambitions to access lucrative parts of the health service after Brexit.

Surveillance State: All school children now targeted by the state

18 September 2019 — True Publica

This article is part of a series dedicated to a significant and wide-reaching BigBrotherWatch publication focusing on state surveillance that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Today, it is a very serious worry that our entire mechanism of democracy is being undermined by excessive and uncontrolled state surveillance. This disproportionate obsession by the government inhibits the fundamental ability of campaigners such as human rights activists, civil liberty experts and even local non-violent protestors to exercise their rights and has the potential to stall social change.

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