April 23, 2013 | Jim Killock

Open letter to ISPs

Three privacy groups have written to ISPs to demand that they stand up for their customers and warn them about the Snoopers' Charter.

In the letter, the Open Rights Group, Privacy International and the Open Rights Group as that ISPs stop holding closed meetings with the government, which may end up with them becoming an arm of government law enforcement. The letter states:

"That your businesses appear willing to be co-opted as an arm of the state to monitor every single one of your customers is a dangerous step, exacerbated by your silence"

The companies are asked to withdraw from the closed consultation process:

"We urge you to withdraw your participation in a process that in our view is deeply flawed, pursuing a pre-determined solution that puts competition, security and privacy at risk in an unprecedented way."