Draconian trends of British are resurfacing after being dormant for few years after the sun set on the empire. These used to be pointed at colonies and their people all over the world. Now these are being deployed at home islands according this report by Times of London.
" A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials."
David Davis, the Shadow Home Secretary, said: “Given [ministers’] appalling record at maintaining the integrity of databases holding people’s sensitive data, this could well be more of a threat to our security, than a support.”
The proposal has emerged as part of plans to implement an EU directive developed after the July 7 bombings to bring uniformity of record-keeping. Since last October telecoms companies have been required to keep records of phone calls and text messages for 12 months. That requirement is to be extended to internet, e-mail and voice-over-internet use and included in a Communications Data Bill.
Good now bad people only have to flood British email accounts with junk to bring down the government! Since NHS data also in the mix just a plain Bobby might be able to tell you the size of you testes as well.
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