Police State UK: Guardian faces parliamentary investigation over Snowden revelations By Chris Marsden

18 October 2013 — WSWS

Britain’s Guardian newspaper is facing an investigation by at least one parliamentary committee, in line with demands made by Prime Minister David Cameron, concerning the exposures of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower from America’s National Security Agency (NSA).

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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (12/13) UK News

25 July 2013 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   UK: The IPCC has today published their annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact 
2.   UK: Independent Police Complaints Commission report (IPPC): Metropolitan Police Service handling of complaints alleging race discrimination
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After Mubenga unlawful killing verdict: Could asylum seekers have a worse landlord than G4S?

9 July 2013 — Open Democracy

• Unlawful killing verdict • Jimmy Mubenga died after ‘restraint’ by three G4S guards • G4S gave disputed evidence to Parliamentary committee about restraint techniques • Lately executive Stephen Small dismissed allegations about abuse of asylum seekers housed by G4S

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Statewatch News Online, 23 February 2012 (4/12)

012 — Home page: http://www.statewatch.org/
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NEW: Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents: 1976-2000 (Press release):
012/feb/sw-semdoc-II-prel.pdf
Unique online archive of over  4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012)
Link to: JHA archive – EU Justice and Home Affairs documents from 1971 onwards: http://www.statewatch.org/semdoc/index.php?id=1143

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8 February 2012: Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents

012 (3/12)
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Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents

Statewatch today launches a unique online archive of over 4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012) that chart the development of EU justice and home affairs policy over three decades.

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Statewatch News Online, 1 August 2011: UK: Report your local anarchist

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  1. UK: Report your local anarchist
  2. EU: Small steps to big brother: the development of the Visa Information System and SIS II
  3. EU-COSI: Council: Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security for the period January 2010 – June 2011
  4. EU: TURKEY: UK Home Affairs Select Committee: Implications for the Justice and Home Affairs area of the accession of Turkey on JHA Continue reading

Unauthorised tapping into or hacking of mobile communications

19 July 2011

An interesting document and worth plowing through.

From the document’s introduction:

Background
1. In 2005-06, the Metropolitan Police investigated claims that a private investigator, Mr Glenn Mulcaire, had been employed by News International to hack into the Voicemail accounts of certain prominent people, including members of the Royal Household in November 2005, in particular to obtain information on them. This case led to the prosecution and subsequent imprisonment of Mr Mulcaire and Mr Clive Goodman, the royal correspondent for the News of the World. The charges brought against Messrs Mulcaire and Goodman cited a limited number of people whose phones were alleged to have been hacked. However, papers taken from Mr Mulcaire in the course of the investigation indicated that journalists —not necessarily all from the same newspaper — had asked him to obtain information on a number of other people: it was not always clear who the subjects of the inquiries were (a number were identified only by initials or a forename), nor whether the request involved hacking or some other means of obtaining information.

Statewatch News Online, No 1 of 2: 13 June 2011 (15/11)

13 June 2011 — Statewatch – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

STATEWATCHING EUROPE: Civil Liberties, the state and the European Union Saturday 25 June 2011 (10.00-17.30)
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Programme and Registration form: http://www.statewatch.org/conference/conference.pdf
Book Online:http://www.statewatch.org/ordering/order.html

  1. EU: Statewatch Analysis: Rethinking the EU Security Research Programme by Ben Hayes
  2. Council of Europe: NGO letter calling for review anti-terror laws
  3. EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9-10 June 2011
  4. EU: EUROPEAN INVESTIGATION ORDER
  5. UK: All-seeing, all-knowing: the proposal for a National Crime Agency
  6. EU: SCHENGEN INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS): Statistics
  7. EU-ECJ: The General Court annuls the measures freezing the funds of Nadiany Bamba
  8. EU: COUNCIL PRESIDENCY: European arrest warrant
  9. EU: Concerns arise over the development of the European Police Records Index System (EPRIS): “EU police database”:
  10. UK: UNDERCOVER POLICE: Mark Kennedy case: CPS accused of suppressing key evidence
  11. UK: New “anti-extemism” strategy: PREVENT Strategy
  12. EU-USA: PNR AGREEMENT: The Agreement” is just that, it is not a Treaty as far as the USA is concerned
  13. EU: Statewatch Analysis: Revised EU asylum proposals: “Lipstick on a pig”
  14. EU: Council of the European Union: Working method for closer cooperation and coordination in the field of EU security
  15. EU: COUNTER-TERRORISM: Discussion paper from the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
  16. European Court of Justice: ACCESS TO EU DOCUMENTS REGULATION: Judgment

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Statewatch News Online, 6 June 2011

6 June 2011 — Statewatch

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STATEWATCHING EUROPE: Civil Liberties, the state and the European Union Saturday 25 June 2011 (10.00-17.30)
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Programme and Registration form: www.statewatch.org/conference/conference.pdf
Book Online: www.statewatch.org/ordering/order.html

  1. EU: General Report on Europol’s activities 2010
  2. EU: FRAUD AND CORRUPTION
  3. Council of Europe: Internet Governance Principles
  4. EU: European Parliament: Body Scanners
  5. EP: Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE): “Orientation” vote results
  6. EU: Right to information in criminal proceedings: trilogue
  7. EU: Commission and the High Representative: A new response to a changing Neighbourhood
  8. EU: Regulation on public access to documents: the European Commission is the problem
  9. EU: INTERNAL SECURITY: UK House of Lords Select Committee on the EU
  10. Hungary systematically arrests asylum seekers – including minors
  11. EU: European Commission: Southern Mediterranean
  12. EU: European Commission Communication: A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights
  13. UK Asian people 42 times more likely to be held under terror law
  14. UK BORDER AGENCY: Home Affairs Select Committee
  15. EU: Article 29 Working Party Opinion on ‘smart mobile device’ operators with regard to geolocation
  16. EU-COE: EU accession to the ECHR
  17. EU: Charter of Fundamental Rights: Council of the European Union: FInal draft Conclusions
  18. EU: Access to EU documents: Council of the European Union to appeal the Access Info Europe judgment
  19. EU-AUSTRALIA-PNR
  20. EU: Visas to be re-introduced for Western Balkan countries

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