When UK Home Secretary Theresa May introduced the new, sweeping UK spying bill this week, she reiterated her claim that metadata is like an "itemised phone bill" and does not contain anything harmful.
In response, Chris Gilmour has requested Theresa May's personal metadata under the Freedom of Information Act. According to House of Commons leader and noted asshole Chris Grayling, this is exactly how the Freedom of Information Act is supposed to work: individual citizens, holding their government to account.
Dear Home Office,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I hereby request the
following information from and regarding the Rt Hon Theresa May MP
(Con), Secretary of State for the Home Department (the "Home
1) The date, time, and recipient of every email sent by the Home
Secretary during October 2015.
2) The date, time, and sender of every email received by the Home
Secretary during October 2015.
3) The date, time, and recipient of every internet telephony call
(e.g. "Skype" call) made by the Home Secretary during October 2015.
4) The date, time, and sender of every internet telephony call
(e.g. "Skype" call) received by the Home Secretary during October
5) The date, time, and domain address of every website
visited by the Home Secretary during October 2015.
UK Home Secretary Says Don't Worry About Collection Of Metadata; FOIA Request Made For Her Metadata
Theresa May's recent internet history
[Chris Gilmour/What Do They Know]
(Image: Theresa May visits Al Madina Mosque, UK Home Office, CC-BY)
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