posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 03:20 AM
What is interesting is that the so called "Snoopers Charter" was allegedly dropped due to the inability of service providers to properly fulfil their
obligations as storing and "managing in a way that retains data integrity" on 12 mths of user data is not as easy as it sounds
If you are a medium sized ISP you are suddenly going to be hit with an additional 20-30 % cost of operation as there will need to be:
Adequate physical storage platform
The storage environment needs to be managed- probably by a DBA and his associated RDBMS software costs
The storage environment needs to be properly secured and the business will need to meet the regulatory requirements of storing the additional private
Process will need to be developed for the overseeing and retrieval of stored data.
If you are BT this is probably do-able/you probably already do some of it....if you are any of the hundred or so other smaller ISP's in the UK; this
might just put you out of business.
Soooo... we have a situation where an emergency piece of legislation is about to reduce the number of ISP's to one state controlled ISP within 5
If this happens in the UK it is the end of any notion of electronic privacy.
You also have to wonder why it is suddenly so urgent that the UK government would want to completely monitor the main tool of citizen based dissent in
If only you could write to your MP and expect anything to happen..instead he's too busy loosing files/ taking bribes/faking expenses/covering up for
colleagues who are criminals themselves.
I think it is fair to say that if less than 1% of the population is involved in terrorism yet all need to be monitored; we have a very serious case
for the tagging of all politicians and the installation of 24/7 video and audio monitoring on all institutions that accept taxpayer funding...how can
that not be on the table if the monitoring of innocent citizens is??
edit on 10-7-2014 by Jukiodone because: (no reason given)