Am I reading this right?
Am I reading that the government have realised that technically what they are doing is illegal?
So in response to this, they are not going to sit down and work out a good reason for why these powers are introduced, but instead will rush through an emergency law without any discussion?
Because my understanding is follows:
What the government has been doing - and still is - is currenlt illegal, so they decide to change the laws quickly so that they can continue to look at our metadata “for the greater good”
Where have I heard that before?
Metadata - so they will know you sent an email and who to, but not what it’s about.
So they will know you called someone, but not know the content.
Metadata - so that’s not too bad?
Don’t worry, the government/police/security services will be the only one who will be able to see it.
The same police which sold information to the press.
The same government who want to sell patient data
The same security services who ‘sex up’ dossiers.
Reading: The Government’s “emergency” data retention law is an admission it has been acting unlawfully
I’m sure we will all be fine