Data Snooping Mission Creep
Published 16:22, 13 August 08
Oh, look, what a surprise: it's not just for anti-terrorism:
Local councils, health authorities and hundreds of other public bodies are to be given the power to access details of everyone's personal text, emails and internet use under Home Office proposals published yesterday.
And, look, they still haven't learned about the dangers of centralised databases:
The government has already indicated that it intends to go one step further this autumn by introducing a draft communications bill which would require all the telecommunications companies to hand over this data to one central "super" database so that the police and other public authorities will be able to access it directly without having to make a request each time to the individual company holding the records.
Well, at least that will make it easier to steal....
Posted by Glyn Moody at 6:41 AM
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