Beyond the dark arts of GCHQ an increasing number of government agencies and statutory authorities have been gifted with data-matching and communication data-gathering mechanisms via existing legislation (including RIPA). Now, there looms the Investigatory Powers bill,
otherwise known as the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, which is currently going
through Parliament. But behind all this, sits a burgeoning industry that
specialises in finding out everything that’s legally possible to be
known about almost everyone in the UK – and then selling that
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