Despite all the hoo hah being whipped up by our "respected" politicians over the Murdoch hacking scandal, we should not lose sight of the fact that it's not just News Corp that "allegedly" has stuck its nose in people's private affairs.
Nanny is pretty adept at poking her nose in too.
Last year, it transpires that Nanny's organs of state (eg the police and town halls) asked for confidential communications (access private telephone and email records) information on more than half a million occasions.
Yes, this is the same police (don't just blame the Met btw, all police forces are at it) that happily sells details of arrests, phone accounts, pings etc to the media!
This being Nanny Britain, many of the requests apparently had errors in them, which led to the wrong people being monitored.
What gives the state and its organs the right to snoop?
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)!
- We cannot trust the media
- We cannot trust the police
- We cannot trust the state
Nice country we live in!
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