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David Cameron wants fresh push on communications data

Posted on January 31st, 2014 at 8:24 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


David Cameron wants a fresh push after the next election to “modernise” laws to allow monitoring of people’s online activity, after admitting there was little chance of progress before then.

The prime minister told a parliamentary committee that gathering communications data was “politically contentious” but vital to keep citizens safe.

He said TV crime dramas illustrated the value of monitoring mobile data.

Since there are no real terrorists being caught this way, he needs to point to fake terrorists.

Perhaps there should be more Harry Potter reruns on TV.

  1. The last refuge of the scoundrel used to be patriotism. Today it’s “Think of the children!”

    Most “child abductions” are by a parent. I suggest that it would be more effective and a lot cheaper to implant a tracking device in every parent.

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