What is actually going on behind all the smoke and mirrors of these "new" things the government is trying to force on the country?
One minute they’re "consulting" on the idea, the next we’re told that ISPs must do something to snoop on their customers, or have legislation forced on them, and that this is coming regardless of what anyone says during the consultation.
ID cards suddenly spring back to life with a new spin put on them, but with no change to the idea of storing people’s personal data and biometric information in a system that "only the privileged will be able to access", and we’re told that they are now definately happening regardless of what anyone thinks; last thing I heard nothing concrete had been decided about all of the additional data. A couple of days before, articles about NPfIT data being purposefully made available to trained receptionists just because no one else could be bothered to do an admin job, even tho the government promised that this would not happen, don’t seem to even make it to BBC news.
And then there’s all the other mini stories of the past few months along similar lines, but seemingly unconnected at the time.
What is the government really aiming for with all this?