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Military boots marching for more influence; A Red Alert for election

31 May 2005

It is reported today that Iranian minister of internal affairs-which is the organizing body of the election- has announced a warning on what he mentioned as unlawful approach of military personnel for controlling the election process. With Ghalibaf and Rezaee, running for presidency, military is now using it's influence to persuade the council of Guardians to let them get involve in the supervision of the lection process. This is the issue that Minster Lari denounces as being against the constitution according to which military personnel are prohibited in getting involved in supporting of political parties and candidates. 

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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