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New Safeguards For Internet Privacy

EDM number 760 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 16/09/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Internet and cybercrime and Standards.

That this House is deeply concerned by reports in the national press that a Google engineer was able to illegally access children's private email accounts and telephone records; welcomes Google's decision to terminate the engineer's employment; notes however, that Google only took action after parents and children complained that the engineer had illegally used Google data to harass four children, including a 15-year old boy; further notes that this is the second confirmed time that a Google employee has been condemned for such a breach of trust; and therefore calls for a comprehensive review into privacy law, which would establish tougher safeguards to protect internet privacy, to be administered by the Information Commissioner and which would give individual citizens a more accessible right of redress.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Robert Halfon16/09/2010HarlowConservativeProposed
Peter Bottomley16/09/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan11/10/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martin Caton12/10/2010GowerLabourSeconded
David Simpson12/10/2010Upper BannDUPSeconded
Sandra Osborne12/10/2010Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock12/10/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/10/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn13/10/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
William McCrea13/10/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie13/10/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale14/10/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Andrew George14/10/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart19/10/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell25/10/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Hemming01/11/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper02/12/2010West LancashireLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell09/12/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned

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