@no2id FOI to cost more but spooks want greater access to our privacy. Brits for sale

In a perfect world, there’d be no terrorists.
In a perfect world, there’d be no need for MI5 snooping on everyone.
In a perfect world, there’d be no need to worry about intelligence services ( spooks for short ) opening your mail, listening in on your phone conversations, recording your computer browsing, including any adult viewing, or marital infidelities etc.
It’d be nice to believe that the spooks could be trusted with your intimicies, as if they were medical professionals.
But there’s the rub:
Since the onset of privatisation of the NHS, the disclosure of personal details has become a source of concern.
Government in recent years have seen voters and their details as saleable commodities.
They have privatised the Office of National Statistics, who sell their anonymised data to Marketeers etc.
They have privatised the Swansea DVLA, who now offer car registration details for sale. This has led formerly free car parks, to become money makers, with firms able to send invoices for parking on what is private land belonging to supermarkets etc.
To an extent these invasions of privacy can be loftily dismissed, by a certain type of person, as trivial and legitimate business practices.
The real problem is deeper in that it gives greater power to politicians; whom we all trust implicitly?
Already in the USA, where their FOI laws have more teeth, it has been found that politicians have used (illicit) access to personal communications to besmirch political opponents.
Considering the nature of our own politicians, I, personally, do not trust them to show any integrity.
Consider Andrew Mitchell and Plebgate, Tony Blair and Iraq, Mandelson and anything  that irked him. Consider the latest Tory campaign to get Corbyn.
OK! You’re just an ordinary member of the Public. Suppose you expressed concern, on Facebook, over an issue, you had uncovered, would you feel safe, if some private indiscretion suddenly became public?
Getting paranoid?

I am.


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