Privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) believes that Government plans to force ISPs and telecoms firms to gather more communications data do not adequately protect privacy.
The ICO has said that the plans are a “step change” in people’s relationship with the state, and that they could damage both the privacy of individuals and the commercial interests of telecoms firms. It said that the Government has not properly considered alternative approaches before choosing wide surveillance.
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Related – The ICO’s opinion (8-page / 50KB PDF)