21 October 2008

The government wants to know all

The government is wanting to know more about you and keep tabs on every one in the UK with a central database that will hold such data like internet,emails, and phone calls and even go as far as having to give passport details just to be able to have a pay as you go mobile. The database will try help stop criminals and terrorists that is all good if it works but is it safe to have so much data linked together and what happens if it falls in to the wrong hands and do we want some one peeping over our shoulders 24hrs a day.

At the moment it is possible to track mobiles to a couple of yards and the government wants to be able to tap in to a call find it by automatic number plate recognition system with traffic cameras and track people in real time and keep even more tabs on what we do on the internet. Its how far will this go will there be anywhere that is privet or will everything be tracked? Do he have any rites or is the government welcome to do anything, it starts to get scary considering how much information has the government lost and do we want them having more information about us to lose.

1 comment:

Kate said...

It is scary, and intrusive. I can't see it doing any good, because criminals will just find ways around the system. The money would be better spent on more police officers to enforce the laws we already have.