UK Daily Mail
Oct 20, 2010
Hugely controversial ‘Big Brother’ plans to store details of every internet click, email and telephone call that we make are being revived by the Coalition, it emerged last night.
Police, security services and other public bodies would be able to find out which websites a person had visited, and when, where and to whom a text or call was made.
Security officials insist that monitoring communications data is vital in the fight against terrorism and serious organised crime.
But the plan – which was kicked into the long grass by Labour amid a public outcry – will put the Government on a collision course with civil liberties groups.
They argue it is a ‘snooper’s charter’ which will allow the state to spy on millions of innocent citizens.