Monday, 23 May 2011

Privacy Plan Begins to Unfold.

So, the super-injunction war has hotted up with an MP naming Ryan Giggs as the subject of a super-injunction, in direct conflict with the courts.

Now we have David Cameron wading in, saying there may have to be legislation.

At last, the end game unfolds.

Ever since the FOI system came in, MPs have been eager to avoid the prying eyes of the public. Even more so after the humiliation of the expenses row and ever more important since their colleagues started doing jail sentences.

The elite, those that don't want us prying in their affairs, those of the "do as I say, not as I do" mentality, drool at the idea of being able to act in a state-sanctioned cloud of anonymity.

Those that want state-sanctioned control of the internet, will also jump on the bandwagon. At the very least, they will argue for a parity between legislation covering print media and the internet.

So in the next few weeks look for hurried lawmaking (the very worst kind) that however well-intentioned, will eventually widen in remit to protect those in government, those of the elite that have the ear of government and worst of all will start to curtail freedoms on the internet.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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