UK Firemen Can Read Your Email
from the um,-but-why? dept
I don’t follow data privacy laws outside the US to carefully, so this one is a bit of a surprise to me. According to this article, under a new “snooper’s charter”, fire authorities and ambulance services will now be able to request access to your phone records and internet data. Why does the fireman need to read your email? Not really sure, but the option is there for them. In a separate, but related announcement, phone companies now need to keep copies of all such records for a year.