August 20th, 2006 by Adam
The BBC has reported that a US Court has ruled in favour of privacy and has claimed that Wire-Tapping of millions of US citizens without a warrant is illegal. This is a blow to the Bush Administration’s so called “Anti-Terror Agenda” because it will force a rethink… or maybe an “update” to the law. Forgive me for being cynical, but the news story is very concice – have a read yourself and make up your own mind.
However, it is not the main story that is of most interest – a Q&A section provided by the BBC shows what the procedure is for wire-tapping in several different countries. For example, in the US it is a court that decides if a wire tap is allowed, where in the UK, it’s the Government’s decision who to monitor and when. Read the rest of this entry »