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10:28 am, July 21st, 2018 - 17 comments
Categories: capitalism, child abuse, child welfare, Ethics, human rights, International, Social issues, Spying, uk politics, useless - Tags: children, UK
From the country that threw children down coal mines, up chimneys and into bone crushing machinery, we now have… child spies.
Apparently the UK government has “advanced secondary legislation to extend the period that agencies could use child spies from one month to four months before needing reauthorisation” if and when they seek to use children to gather information on things such as gangs, terrorism, drug dealing and/or sexual exploitation.
Yes, you read that correctly. According to the UK’s Home Office Security Minister, there’s “increasing scope” for children to be used to counter crimes such as terrorism, gang violence, drug dealing and child sexual exploitation.”
It’s nice to know that no matter how much things change, things remain the same. Continuity – creating that warm glow of comfort and security since “way, way back in the day”.
Here’s a link to the full Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Amendment) Order 2018 (SI 2018/715) (pdf).