Green Manifesto Sound on Surviellance

The Greens’ manifesto is out and despite its quirks, Techno is pleased to report that the tree-hugging hippies are pretty sound on one issue – digital rights. Highlights include:

  • Opposition to all all secret unaccountable mass surveillance replace RIPA
  • Replace the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • Strengthen data protection laws
  • Oppose the sale of personal data from health or tax records
  • Support Open Standards in IT

Unsurprisingly there are some more outlandish digital policies including a pledge to “prevent patents applying to software.” Good luck with that…




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Matt Zarb-Cousin cracks a good ideological joke…

“Conservatives don’t like a ‘robot tax’ because it means they’d have a tax on their own leader – the Maybot.”

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