London’s Burning Over Government Surveillance Plans

by Blog Burger on May 18, 2012

The UK government has proposed plans to monitor the electronic communications of everyone in that country. It claims it’s not seeking to read the content of the communications, according to reports, but instead wants to know who the senders and recipients of messages are, the places from which messages are sent, and other details such as the length of messages and their formats. The proposed legislation “is about granting law enforcement authorities and government agencies access to current and historical Internet data …” said Gus Hosein, director of Privacy International.


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