Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Nick Clegg writes in Computer Weekly: High price of government snooping So new technology can help deliver fairness. But if we have learnt anything from Gordon Brown’s Labour government, it is that it can also be used to limit freedom. Britain has 1% of the world’s population, but 20% of its CCTV cameras. Every minute, some bureaucrat gets access to information about our personal communications, and now the government wants companies to store information about our internet and e-mail use too. Labour’s passion for intrusive technology has cost us billions. Huge IT commissioning disasters, which go over time and over budget, are a familiar story, like Connecting for Health and C-Nomis. The government’s attempt to hide the details of ongoing public sector IT disasters by shredding Gateway reviews was nothing short of scandalous. Full review of government IT procurement We will take a totally different approach. We will end the […]

LibDems would scrap ID cards, biometric passports and child database