Government to track your holidays?
The Government have announced the intention to log all foreign travel of all Britons for up to 10 years. Among the information to be collected are itineraries, credit card details and contact information for all 250 million rail, air and ferry journeys in to and out of Britain each year. Ministers claim the move will help protect borders and fight crime and terrorism.
While we are all supportive of the fight against terrorism is tracking our holiday plans really a way to achieve this, as a spokesman for campaign group NO2ID said “you have to ask yourself just how free is this country”.