#CAGE #Schedule7 Activist taking on #UK’s #draconian + invasive “terror laws”

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The activist taking on the UK’s invasive “terror laws” ~ Karen Jayes, spokesperson for CAGE Africa, a branch of CAGE advocacy group in the UK, AL JAZEERA, 17 May, 2017.

CAGE’s Muhammad Rabbani is standing up for the privacy of us all by refusing to hand over his passwords to authorities.

Muhammad Rabbani was arrested after landing at London's Heathrow airport [Courtesy: CAGE]
Muhammad Rabbani was arrested after landing at London’s Heathrow airport [Courtesy: CAGE]

Those making a journey to the UK, whether for work, holiday or study purposes may be asked to hand over the passwords to all their devices by police at ports of entry, even if there is no suspicion of a crime. This is the reach of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, which now compels individuals to hand over the keys to their digital worlds upon police request.

This development has startling implications for lawyers, doctors, teachers, human rights defenders and NGO workers, who all carry…

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