Those Basters? …
Originally posted by The Register:
MPs launch probe of massive net snooping project
Unrealistic, disproportionate and misleading, experts say
By Chris Williams. Posted in Government, 17th June 2009 06:02 GMT
MPs and Lords will launch an investigation into the Home Office's £2bn plan to store details of every online communication… Representatives from all sides of both Houses will use the report as the starting point of a probe into the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) in July.
The LSE's academics today questioned whether the government had fully appreciated the legal and democratic implications of IMP. They said thousands of planned Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) probes to harvest data on web browsing, email, VoIP calls and instant messenger conversations from inside ISP networks would blur the legislative and ethical lines between communications data and communications interception.
In its consultation document on IMP, published after delays in April, the Home Office emphasised that the system would only collect information on who contacts whom, when, where and how. It would not, then-Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said, monitor the content of communications.
Anyone not know why the Honourable Whacky Jacqui is no longer "Home Secretary" (ie senior minister in charge of the secret police etc.?)
Furballs R us.
Let's hope her minions are masters of equivocation when they delve deep into the nation's psyche. If they are not unofficially doing so already.
We all know that corruption is only skin deep; especially in the secret passages.