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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Thursday, 15 December 2005

'Big Brother' goes EU-wide

The European Parliament has approved rules forcing telephone companies to retain call and internet records for use in anti-terror investigations.

When I saw this story my immediate reaction was (apart from anger that our privacy is once more being curtailed in law) was that Spy Blog would probably have some words to say on this latest intrusion into our lives - indeed he has. Read also the attached comment(s) which add further pertinent analysis.

Sadly (and outrageously!), but not surprisingly, the UK government led the calls to implement this new EU Directive. Thank heavens we have a Government devoted to protecting our best interests, eh? (I'm now retching quietly, I hope you understand.)

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