Gary McKinnon

Whose law is it anyway?

Gary and Andrew


Thankfully the High Court has granted a further judicial review of the Home Secretary's decision to allow extradition proceedings against Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon to proceed. The move means the imminent threat of extradition is removed until at least April. Legal proceedings are now almost certain to drag on beyond the General Election, raising optimism among Gary's supporters that the Tories will halt the extradition if they win. See here.

We do hope that the Tory and Lib Dem support for Gary extends to all those extradited under the EU arrest warrant. Most notably in the case of Andrew Symeou.

Gary McKinnon could help UK cybersecurity

He's already helped the USA

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Whilst the government continues to dither regarding the outrageous extradition request from the USA and thus prolong the mental torture of poor Gary McKinnon, here is a solution. He could be given a job at the UK Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), which is due to open in March 2010. The Cabinet Office states that:

"We need people who understand the 'teenage hacker mentality'. Of course, any staff who are recruited will need to pass the usual rigorous security vetting."

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