I have today, posted a submission to Labour’s YourBritain site, arguing for the Labour Party to support the EDRi’s charter of digital rights. I repeat my categorisation of the charter as supporting citizenship activism, defending privacy from corporate and state surveillance, promoting equality before the law and seeking to ensure a democratically regulated internet. I suggest that this builds on two of the last Labour Government’s greatest democratic reforms, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and the Human Rights Act (HRA). I conclude with the proposal that the Labour Party supports the Charter for the European Parliamentary elections and the general election in 2015.
For those of you who feel you can, it’d be great if you could visit their site and vote it up. Using my social gadgets would also be nice.
I have created a short URL to the submission since the Labour Party’s URL is pretty long, and although I support this sort of URL construction since it helps the spiders and indexes, I wouldn’t want to have to type it.