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24 Aug 2016
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10 Aug 2016
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15 Jun 2016
“Many times we detainees get upset, fed up living stressful life in detention. Facebook [would be] helpful to spend some good moments having talk to family and friends. This feeling help out to change the mood and release the stress.” – Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons
Home Office Detention Services Order 04/2016 (DSO) will come into effect, prohibiting people living in immigration removal centres, pre-departure accommodation and short-term holding facilities from accessing social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, chat rooms and instant messaging.
stating that social media among the “prohibited categories of sites” along with things such as gambling and extremist and radicalisation material. But, it is the first formal order to Home Office staff on the subject.
This begs the question, why was it released now if the rules were already in place? Responding to this question with a generic reply, the Home Office stated that, “The internet Detention Services Order has been in development since last year and was not a direct response to Stephen Shaw’s review, although the findings of his review were taken into account.”
02 Jun 2016