Phone calls database considered

From the Beeb: Phone calls database considered.

Ministers are to consider plans for a database of electronic information holding details of every phone call and e-mail sent in the UK, it has emerged.

The plans, reported in the Times, are at an early stage and may be included in the draft Communications Bill later this year, the Home Office confirmed. [continue]

Can you believe this? We thought about living in the UK, but the prevalence of CCTV cameras and other privacy-invading nonsense there made Canada an easy choice.