Your Visit Here Will Be Recorded
It is further evidence of the Government's desire to have the capability to vet every telephone call, email and internet visit made in the UK, which has already provoked an outcry.
Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, has described it as a "step too far".
Officials tried to reassure the industry by suggesting that many smaller ISPs would be unaffected by the "black boxes" as these would be installed upstream on the network and hinted that all costs would be met by the Government.
A spokesman for the Home Office said: "We are public about the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP), the name given by the Home Office to the database proposal., but we are still working out the detail. There will a consultation on the Communications Data Bill early next year."
Consultation, that makes it alright then. Not that the Government takes any notice of consultations unless they support their view. I suppose Hazel doesn't want to hear my views on thois proposal, though they are very short and succinct, in fact I think two words should cover it.