Big Brother in the EU

And just when you were about to breethe a sigh of relief that you are not in India, that your privacy cannot be invaded without a legal warrant, think again.  Our political bodies are legislating away citizens’ rights faster than we can notice!

Here is an interesting post from Dvorak Uncensored, titled Police Set to Step up Hacking of Home PCs, quoting Timesonline:

“THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant.”

In other words, the European Union has made a decision giving all EU member governments the ‘right’ to hack into any computer – without a warrant.

“Material gathered in this way includes the content of all e-mails, web-browsing habits and instant messaging.

Under the Brussels edict, police across the EU have been given the green light to expand the implementation of a rarely used power involving warrantless intrusive surveillance of private property. …”

‘Warrantless intrusive surveillance of private property’ – what a phrase!  Just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to know how well ‘protected’ you will be under this policy – does it not?

I wonder if the police forces of the EU nations are hiring more IT staff….


P.S. – This may need more ‘digging’ but… is the Brussels edictlimited to electronic ‘warrantless inrtusive surveillance of private property’, or does it cover all ‘private property’?
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