“We will be strong in defence of freedom. The Government believes that the British state has become too authoritarian, and that over the past decade it has abused and eroded fundamental human freedoms and historic civil liberties. We need to restore the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching state power, in keeping with Britain’s tradition of freedom and fairness.”
“We will implement a full programme of measures to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties and roll back state intrusion.”
This is the what the coalition agreement says on Civil Liberties.
The Home Office’s latest gambit on data laws is quite simply doing it wrong.
That really is as simple as it is.