Government authorities spying on its people isn’t really anything new. We expect it in places like China, Russia, Egypt, and many more countries abroad. But in so-called Western societies, the idea of freedom may be what the ideology stands on, but in practice, control is everywhere.
Besides what we know about the American NSA and Canada’s CSIS agencies using overreaching tactics under the guise of “terrorism prevention,” most of their spying has been covert, without any public policy in place.
Enter the United Kingdom. It’s newly anointed Investigative Powers Bill publicly gives carte blanche permission for police and government to willy nilly spy on everyone and anyone with NO JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT.
Mitch Jackson talks about it more in Say Goodbye to Internet Privacy in the UK. Is the United States Next? – Streaming.Lawyer.