Setting An Example for the World

Why it’s not called Total Information Awareness is beyond meL Britain Considers Database for Telephone and E-Mail Traffic (pdf)

The British government is considering setting up a database of all phone and e-mail traffic in the country as part of a high-tech strategy to fight terrorism and crime, its senior law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The official, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, said Britain’s police and security services needed new ways to collect and store records of phone calls, e-mail messages and Internet traffic.