UK: Internet Villain Of The Year

This year has been a tough year for the UK, particularly as President of the European Union. They've dealt with terrorist attacks in London and fought with European nations over various issues in for the EU. One area they've been relentless in is toughening data retention laws and as such, they've earned the "Internet Villain of the Year."

The UK has taken a particularly aggressive stance against terrorism one of the methods they use is monitoring telephone and Internet record. The UK's Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) gives out the award every year because many Internet activists are against information retention, certainly at the levels required under the UK's auspices. UK Internet Villain of the Year

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 14th December 2005 9:29PM