WRITTEN ON May 12th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy
The LibDem-Conservative coalition is probably the closest to Ideal outcome for civil liberties. According to the BBC
The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties under the Labour Government and roll back state intrusion.
This will include:
# A Freedom or Great Repeal Bill.
# The scrapping of ID card scheme, the National Identity register, the next generation of biometric passports and the Contact Point Database.
# Outlawing the finger-printing of children at school without parental permission.
# The extension of the scope of the Freedom of Information Act to provide greater transparency.
# Adopting the protections of the Scottish model for the DNA database.
# The protection of historic freedoms through the defence of trial by jury.
# The restoration of rights to non-violent protest.
# The review of libel laws to protect freedom of speech.
# Safeguards against the misuse of anti-terrorism legislation.
# Further regulation of CCTV.
# Ending of storage of internet and email records without good reason.
# A new mechanism to prevent the proliferation of unnecessary new criminal offences.
There’s some more to add, but it’s a very promising start.