Re: Lesson of History
ALL government Departments,local or central, have existing sweeping powers to access all the data they ever need on all of us.
It's called, 'CONNECT', which links all departmental data on every individual accessing government services,local or centrally,as well as utility,banking,telephone,broadband,emails, doctors,hospitals et'c.
East Germany before unification had nothing like what your 'democratic' government has by way of 'exploit' tools at it's disposal.
You don't think that GCHQ is there for our benefit do you?
I haven't even got round to the 'military' tools used by 'your' government.