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Monday, November 9, 2009

In Britain they're getting 'state spying' databases for all your activity

Oh great. So once Net Neutrality-which is completely unnecessary-goes through, we can look forward to this.
All telecoms companies and Internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting.

Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors.

They will not require the permission of a judge or a magistrate to access the information, but simply the authorisation of a senior police officer or the equivalent of a deputy head of department at a local authority.
What? Me worry? Why would I be concerned that a) we're going to be next and b) that the government would abuse this information under the guise of needing it for something else?