Well our Prime Minister David Cameron really set the tongues wagging for the 1% with a vague concern about the smallÂ issues surroundingÂ the freedom of speech on Monday 12th January 2015. The alleged “I am clearly an idiot with mentally challenged advisers” was as follows:
â€œAre we going to allow a means of communication between people which even in extremis, with a signed warrant from the Home Secretary personally, that we cannot read?â€
â€œNo we must not. The first duty of any government is to keep our country and our people safe.â€
You see, I live near to Totnes in the UK, you may have heard of it even Internationally, it’s the home of Transition Town. Every now and again we’ll get the odd strange planning application come up in the local paper. The Duke of Somerset to build on green belt, yarda yarda. Then there’s the plot at the end of Plymouth road by the Council offices, yarda yarda and again a lovely green field site previously owned by the Dartington Hall Trust. Going under concrete as I type.
So I reckon Cameron is maybeÂ a closet property developer? If you follow a local planning issue in your town and I’m writing as a Brit, I’m sure it’ll be the same story in your own town where ever you live.
- Property Developer wants to build 100 homes
- Property Developer applies to build 500 homes
- Local outrage
- Local authorities grant permission for 150 with stipulation to provide help for local amenities
- Property Developer horse trades and settles for 100 without helping out local authorities
Directive 2006/24/EC-Directive 2002/58/ECÂ
According to the directive, member states will have to store citizens’ telecommunications data for a minimum of 6 months and at most 24 months. Under the directive the police and security agencies will be able to request access to details such as IP address and time of use of every email, phone call and text message sent or received. A permission to access the information will be granted only by a court. On 8 April 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Directive invalid in response to a case brought by Digital Rights Ireland against the Irish authorities and others. (Wikip)
Germany’s Merkel urges new EU law on data tracking
An EU directive on data retention was made invalid by a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling last April.
That 2006 directive opened up private communications data to police, but message content was still protected.
Ms Merkel’s statement contrasts with the uproar in Germany last year over US mass surveillance of internet traffic.
She was speaking in the lower house of parliament (Bundestag) about measures to prevent attacks like the killing of 17 people in Paris last week by Islamist gunmen. (BBC)
Have have ever met a poor property developer? Or builder?
So as we know that banning encryption is clearly a stupid planning request, but we can see that providing the requirement for several hundred million or possibly a billion pounds plus of IT expenditure would be of great benefit to the private IT sector. The very same people who are calling Cameron an idiot – I’m not so sure.