Details of internet use in the UK will have to be stored for a year to allow police and intelligence services to access it, under government plans.
Records will include people’s activity on social network sites, webmail, internet phone calls and online gaming.
This is a massive invasion of privacy; as David Davis mentioned, it would only “catch the innocent and incompetent”. It is utterly repugnant to target the majority of users and grant unjustified access to our information. Especially online gaming; are MI5 and MI6 going to spend precious hours researching into Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE accounts to find terrorists?
This will only result in greater intrusion from the state and widespread abuse.
Liberal Democrats must ensure this never, ever becomes law. Period.