posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 06:48 PM
Storing & monitoring all Telecom data already happened in the UK years ago. It just shows how bovine the British are - only when the MSM announce
something do the cattle raise their heads from the grass.
Also GCHQ doesn't NEED
to apply for ISP permission to get communications on demand. It doesn't NEED
a warranty. GCHQ spent reportedly
£1 billion on installing "black box" probes across the online infrastructure. That was 3 years ago. They already have access to well, basically
The UK already retains:
All Telephony Data (but not the call itself) - for 12 months.
SMS, EMS and MMS Data - for 6 months
ISP Subscriber Information - for 12 months
ISP Data (log-in/log-off, etc) - for 6 months
Email Data (headers basically) – 6 months.
Web Activity Logs – retention period 4 days (yeah, sure. This is more like 6 months in line with EU data retention directive)
Postal data ( Information written on the outside of a postal item)- retention period unknown.
Banking data - retention period seven years.
Vehicle movement data - retention period two years
Source : wikipedia
I worked for an ISP for 10 years, and I can tell you for a fact that they never deleted a single expired subscriber account in that period. Why?..
simple. There are no government audits, and personal information has value. You are not protected by the law despite the Data Protection Act, because
nobody oversees the implementation of the Act.
edit on 1-4-2012 by zigguratvertigo because: typo