Sweeping new powers allowing personal information about every citizen
to be handed over to government agencies faced condemnation yesterday
amid warnings that Britain is experiencing the greatest threats to
civil rights for decades. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the
pressure group Liberty, warned that the laws, published yesterday,
were among a string of measures that amounted to a ‘terrifying’
assault on traditional freedoms...
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp