Direct Democracy proposal for IT, Communications and Data Protection
Foreign governments and organisations to be barred from accessing domestic UK digital communications
In our opinion, by letting foreign governments [such as the US] have unaccountable access to all private UK digital communications, the current UK Government has already left us all vulnerable to unforeseen future cyber attacks that could be formulating at this very moment. Even if this data is collected with the best of intentions, where is our guarantee that this data can never be used against us by people and organisations other than those who collect it?
By not monitoring, vetting or restricting the data that foreign governments are able to legally collect regarding UK citizens, The UK Government has put itself and all UK citizens in a place of complete vulnerability, as the government has no idea themselves of the data that has been collected, why it has been collected, or even where it will end up.
To give a real example of a potential threat; the People's Administration voter website itself could quite easily become a target for potential attack by those in other countries who oppose majority expression and self-rule. In our opinion, it is not right that anyone should know of how UK citizens vote on policies and this should remain anonymous to anyone - even the People's Administration.
The People's Administration believes that potential attacks can also originate from within the UK from private organisations of any nature - corporate, terrorist etc. It would be so easy for anyone within the UK to re-import such data from a foreign supplier who had obtained that data from another 3rd party, and son on.
We do not believe that any of the current political parties are paying any serious regards to any aspects of data protection and this may simply be due to the old ways of thinking not being able to fully-grasp the nature of Internet technologies and therefore, its strengths and weaknesses.
In the interests of enhancing protection against potential cyber attacks and enhancing personal privacy for UK citizens, Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose with immediate effect, to reverse current UK Government policy and to not allow any foreign agency, government, corporation or organisation of any nature to be able to access digital communications within the UK without consent.
We also propose that no UK-based organisation [including the People's Administration] be allowed unauthorised access to such data and that to obtain such data, any agency or organisation must first obtain a court order to do so.
The People's Administration believes that all UK citizens should be presumed innocent until found guilty - not the other way around [as in the US] and we aim to protect this notion.
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
Following the People's Administration Direct Democracy Party [a mainstream registered party since March 2010] on Twitter, gives us your permission [when a majority] to invoke existing laws under UN Articles 21 and 61 [which the UK is signed-up to], so as to take immediate control of all policy decision-making by forming a legitimate UN-sanctioned direct democracy with majority election and without revolution, in the UK.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration does not have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now!