Where do UK Parties Stand on Digital Privacy?
The Conservative Party
David Cameron, leader of the Conservatives made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he pledged to eliminate “safe spaces” on the internet. But do his backbenchers share those views?
The Prime Minister’s plans to ban encryption technology are “technologically illiterate”, Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert has said today (Friday 16 January).
“What is even more bizarre is Cameron has chosen to make this big announcement in the same week he has hotfooted it to Washington to call for greater cyber security. He is completely contradicting himself.
“By trying to ban encryption the Tories risk serious damage to our economy, freedom, and security. It is vitally important that we tackle terrorism effectively – but robbing us all of our online security is no way to do it.”