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Four in Five Britons Fearful Trump Will Abuse their Data

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Four in Five Britons Fearful Trump Will Abuse their Data

 

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More than three-quarters of Britons believe incoming US President Donald Trump will use his surveillance powers for personal gain, and a similar number want reassurances from the government that data collected by GCHQ will be safeguarded against such misuse.

 

These are the headline findings from a new Privacy International poll of over 1600 Brits on the day Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the most powerful nation on earth.

 

With that role comes sweeping surveillance powers – the extent of which was only revealed after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden went public in 2013.

 

There are many now concerned that Trump, an eccentric reality TV star and gregarious property mogul, could abuse such powers for personal gain.

 

That’s what 78% of UK adults polled by Privacy International believe, and 54% said they had no trust that Trump would use surveillance for legitimate purposes.

 

Perhaps more important for those living in the United Kingdom is the extent of the information sharing partnership between the US and the UK.

 

Some 73% of respondents said they wanted the government to explain what safeguards exist to ensure any data swept up by their domestic secret services doesn’t end up being abused by the new US administration.

 

That fear has become even more marked since the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act or 'Snoopers’ Charter', which granted the British authorities unprecedented mass surveillance and hacking powers, as well as forcing ISPs to retain all web records for up to 12 months.

 

Privacy International claimed that although it has privately been presented with documents detailing the info sharing partnership between the two nations, Downing Street has so far refused to make the information public.

 

The rights group and nine others are currently appealing to the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a decision by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) not to release information about the rules governing the US-UK agreement.

 

“UK and the US spies have enjoyed a cosy secret relationship for a long time, sharing sensitive intelligence data with each other, without parliament knowing anything about it, and without any public consent. Slowly, we’re learning more about the staggering scale of this cooperation and a dangerous lack of sufficient oversight,” argued Privacy International research officer, Edin Omanovic.

 

“Today, a new President will take charge of US intelligence agencies – a President whose appetite for surveillance powers and how they’re used put him at odds with British values, security, and its people… Given that our intelligence agencies are giving him unfettered access to massive troves of personal data, including potentially about British people, it is essential that the details behind all this are taken out of the shadows.”

 

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knowledge

and obama never do this no ?sad people how they think

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pc71520
15 hours ago, vissha said:

Four in Five Britons Fearful Trump Will Abuse their Data

GCHQ has already done that. ;)

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edwardecl

Nobody asked me...

We all know GCHQ and the NSA work together collecting data for the sake of collecting data, NSA use GCHQ to collect data all across Europe because a lot of the internet traffic flows through our networks.

I doubt Trump will be personally sifting through the data, I doubt he has any plans to stop it either, neither would any other president or our own intelligence agencies they all all in on it.

How utterly bizarre to blame Trump for something GCHQ is doing... if you want to blame anyone blame our prime minister, she is all for spying on everyone an makes no secret of it.

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Atasas

Indeed the Trumps is idiot, that will start bullying all civil rights liberties and policies.

 

Indeed British government is already as bad.

 

Google, FB , Oracle already is providing way more data, than it would be considered non censorship.

 

The only way for the intelligent community to withstand latest onslaught is to be as secretive to the open networks and not too be compliant with their demands.

 

 

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D1v1n3D

id say china is by far the worst offender to their citizens and then north korea but what do i know.

 

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