Wednesday, November 05, 2008

UK: Fears Grow Over Government Plans to Store ALL Internet Traffic With 'Black Box' Technology

Via The Daily Mail.

Fears were growing today over government plans to store details of all internet traffic in the UK using new 'black box' technology.

Home Office officials have told senior telecommunications figures of proposals to use the Interception Modernisation Programme to retain raw data of every phonecall, email and internet visit, which would be transferred to a database controlled by the Government.

The information would be used to fight terrorism and serious crime.

Further details of the database emerged at a meeting on Monday between Home Office officials and internet service providers including BT, AOL Europe, O2 and BSkyB.

More here.


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