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Prevent and email monitoring

Written by our Student Officers 2016/17

In response to this story on Prevent and the monitoring of email at King's:

It is disturbing to find that the Prevent agenda is embedding itself so deeply in the lives of students. The message which says that it will even monitor students as a result of the Prevent duty on their personal devices and threatens to pass on information to law enforcement, is a violation of students' trust. 

Students who have not committed any crimes are being treated as suspects. It is important to note that Muslim students are most likely to suffer from the effects of the Prevent duty, and this discrimination we find unacceptable. 

This incident is only the recent manifestation of the Prevent duty and it only goes on to show the insidious and flawed nature of the Duty.