Fears Big Brother may head to NZ
1.Who was involved? British government
2.Why did it happen? In some cases it would mean the information could be monitored in real time - but the Government has been quick to point out that it's only after the bad guys.
3.What happened? A British proposal to log every web visit, email, phone call or text message made by its citizens is a worrying step our Government could eventually find tempting, a law academic says.
4.How did it happen? If passed, the legislation known as the "Big Brother Bill" would allow British authorities to track what citizens do online, over the phone and through the post, with all data being kept for up to a year.
5.Where did it happen? Britain