I don’t consider myself to be particularly political – I’ve only recently begun voting and my short attention span means I find it difficult to keep up with political arguments. But the proposed Directive on mandatory data retention really strikes me as a worrying development.
Here’s a good article on the issues surrounding the directive that the UK, France, Ireland and Sweden are proposing. I agree with the conclusions of the piece. I think that this directive is an illegal and unworkable overreaction to the present perceived terrorist threats. I would go so far as to say it’s morally wrong. I’ve signed the petition and hope that it will influence those involved in debating it.