UK snoopers’ laws could be used to ‘oppress us’, says David Cameron technology adviser

The Coalition’s new internet surveillance laws are “disastrous” and could be “used to oppress us”, one of David Cameron’s technology advisers has said.Ben Hammersley, a Number 10 adviser to the Tech City project, said the draft Communications Data Bill could be turned from a force for good into something more sinister under future governments.The main aim of the Bill is to give security services like MI5 and GCHQ the ability to monitor email traffic, without actually looking at its content.

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