GCHQ have invented a new doublespeak to justify their use of Mass Surveillance – they now collate “Bulk Personal Datasets.” These datasets contain “personal information about a wide range of people”. Sounds suspiciously like an identity database.
In the spirit of transparency and openness, the revelation about the Bulk Personal Datasets in today’s Privacy and Security report from the Intelligence and Security committee helpfully listed the types of information held in the datasets.
Worryingly, there is no official oversight for these datasets, leaving the security services free to collect masses of personal data without being held accountable by government.
Surprised they didn’t call it “Nothing to See Here”…