Telecoms firms have accused the Government of acting like the East German Stazi over plans to force them to store the details of every phone call for at least a year.
Under the proposals, the details of every email sent and website visited will also be recorded to help the police and security services fight crime and terrorism. But mobile phone companies have attacked the plans as a massive assault on privacy and warned it could be the first step towards a centralised ‘Big Brother’ database.
They have also told the Home Office that the scheme is deeply flawed. T-Mobile said in its submission that it was a ‘particularly sensitive’ time as many people were commemorating the 20th anniversary of the protests that led to the collapse of ‘surveillance states in Eastern Europe’.
This Labour Government is determined to force us into being a subservient, totalitarian STATE.
WHY SHOULD THEY BE ALLOWED TO BUG EVERY PHONE CALL AND E-MAIL IN BRITAIN?
There has to be an INTERNET CAMPAIGN AGAINST THIS.
Where are the big political BLOGGERS like IAN DALE or GUIDO?
TOO BUSY WORRYING ABOUT THEIR MERCHANDISING AND THEIR STATS?