Yet another episode in the ongoing lesson; never trust a government to honestly and transparently protect its citizens from “threats”:
Britain’s failure to protect its citizens from secret surveillance on the internet is to be investigated by the European Commission.
The move will fuel claims that Britain is sliding towards a Big Brother state and could end with the Government being forced to defend its policy on internet privacy in front of judges in Europe.
The legal action is being brought over the use of controversial behavioural advertising services which were tested on BT’s internet customers without their consent.
Yesterday, the EU said it wanted “clear consent” from internet users that their private data was being used to gather commercial information about their web shopping habits.