It seems "big brother" may be inevitable. During the debate on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill last night, Jack Straw stated:-
"They have to be able to access everybody’s data records in order to find
those of one particular person, because the police, no more than the
rest of us, are not given powers of clairvoyance with which to
anticipate who is and who is not to be a suspect."
This clearly shows an attitude that everyone should be tracked and monitored and logged just in case they turn out to be a suspect later.
This is the very thing that the European Court found problematic when considering a basic right to privacy. We have a right to privacy.
This attitude has police state and big brother written all over it. When will it end? When will the people for which these MPs work (us!) tell them we would rather have privacy than a police state and suspicion of everyone?