Monday, April 27, 2009

The muddled mind of government

There are a lot of things you could criticise the government for over their plans for a "giant database" to track all our emails, phone calls and Internet activity on both a civil liberties and practical basis.

It's intrusive, Orwellian and, given the track record of government on technology projects, it is likely to be hugely expensive and won't actually work.

But the biggest problem for me lies in one essential oversight.

What is the point of a database to intercept communications when intercept evidence is not permissible in British courts?

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