Big Brother threat should be averted

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BIG Brother is coming. The Queen’s speech is expected to include legislation which will allow, by default, the monitoring of all internet, email and phone conversations within the country.

I think we all want those who are a threat to the country, to be tracked and investigated and for that there is a current process in place.

Although like most law-abiding citizens I have nothing to hide, it is easy to see how a database of what we are all doing, can be built up, and then used for a variety of purposes. We are also aware how such data could get out to other agencies such as the media.

Such a snooping apparatus would be a useful part of any police state and it could in the future easily be abused should the political climate change.

PAUL HUMPHREYS,

Chichester Close, Willingdon.