Submitted by Paul Murphy on Friday 30th September 2022
Published on Wednesday 5th October 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 5th April 2023
Current Signatures: 8,906
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Prevent the introduction of any "programmable" CBDC in the UK
We are not completely adverse to a UK Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) scheme, however, we don't believe a CBDC should be “programmable”. This would mean that the issuer of the digital currency would have control over how an individual is permitted to use that currency.
We believe that is not right and leave the system open to abuse.
We ask the Government to assure that it will prevent any implementation of a “programmable” digital currency.
We believe that using a "programmable" digital currency could take us down a dark road, eroding the freedoms we hold so precious. In order to retain the legal rights & freedoms associated with being a British Citizen, the introduction of any UK Central Bank Digital Currency should not contravene Article 8 & Article 14 of the Human Rights Act.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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