Concerned of Halton Moor | 16.10.2008 09:09
Home secretary Jacqui Smith is quited as saying
"There are no plans for an enormous database which will contain the content of your emails, the texts that you send or the chats you have on the phone or online"
which almost certainly means that this is precisely what they *do* have in mind.
Apparently the plods need these extra powers in order to combat, amongst other things, terrorism. Good old terrorism, eh? Seems like you can use the threat of the 'T' word to get pretty much anything through parliament these days...
More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7671046.stm
Concerned of Halton Moor