The Entire Internet History of UK Citizens Now Viewable by Government Organizations Such as Police, Military, Taxes, Jobs and Pensions

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The Investigatory Powers Bill forces internet providers to keep a full record of every site visited by each of its customers for over a year. Of course, government accounts are exempt from this Orwellian law.

This bill is not simply about notifying the government if a specific site has been visited, it is about listing every single site that has been visited by each citizen and when. This information will be made available to a very large range of government bodies. Of course, there’s the police, the military and the secret service but also others entities such as the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Here’s a full list of the agencies allowed to search the browsing history of UK citizens.

  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • City of London Police
  • Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
  • Police Service of Scotland
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • British Transport Police
  • Ministry of Defence Police
  • Royal Navy Police
  • Royal Military Police
  • Royal Air Force Police
  • Security Service
  • Secret Intelligence Service
  • GCHQ
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Crime Agency
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
  • Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
  • Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
  • Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Food Standards Scotland
  • Gambling Commission
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
  • Information Commissioner
  • NHS Business Services Authority
  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
  • Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
  • Office of Communications
  • Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
  • Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
  • Scottish Ambulance Service Board
  • Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

Source: Belfast Telegraph, Your entire internet history to be viewable by PSNI, taxman, DWP and Food Standards Agency and other government bodies within weeks

Let’s face it, this law is custom made to create a climate of fear and paranoia in the UK. Studies have shown that government surveillance stops people from sharing controversial opinions online as it has a ‘chilling effect on democratic discourse’. Also, since people sometimes visit explicit websites and tend to google their most personal issues, they could easily be subjected to blackmail or other nefarious actions.

Will government officials be subjected to the same transparency? Nope. In fact, the only amendment politicians have submitted to the controversial bill is to stop MPs from being spied on.


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Mrrodq@
Mrrodq@

This is pure sickness, 1984 level garbage. And the worst part is that the people are too asleep and uncaring to fight it. They accept anything the dominator system coordinators do while condemning their peers who might reject such ludicrous laws. Majority rules, and the majority is stupid. Too wrapped up in their egos to raise their consciousness.

Dux
Dux

Am in tears that the globalists have allowed this to happen in a democratic country what else is left what nimrod tried to accomplish os being tried but because Jesus defeated the devil we will all overcome via psalms 91

yeezus your god
yeezus your god

i hope your invisible friend comes soon.

john
john

Israel is bck in themiddle east and you ant have Armageddon, the battle at meggido valley and many other prophecies in Revelations cannot happen without them being there so yes Jesus Christ who was seen in the past and will be seen by the whole world , coming back to show himself as real.
Of course dont be fooled by the Anti Christ also.

Im really amazed how the whole world is so blind when it comes to Israel.

Kev allah
Kev allah

There have been many antichrists. It isn’t a singular character that opposes jesus. The whole Christian world should know this and realize that should a man stand above the crowd it’s more than likely a leader and not someone that would be an antichrist. With this way of thinking Jesus himself would be considered the antichrist by those that don’t know and simply believe.

Harold
Harold

Its not either/or. There will be an AntiChrist as referred to in the Bible and there are many antiChrists, also referred to in the Bible. Islam views the second coming of Christ as the AntiChrist and the announcement of the AntiChrist as their Mahdi

yeezus your god
yeezus your god

yes believing some old book written by old demented men will defo help please go and grab it !

Hatima
Hatima

Well, I guess during the school years you’ve read a whole bunch of books written by men… and you believe them. You believe in science… which is also created and often written by men. What is the problem then? You are accusing people of being stupid only because they believe in the book “that is written by man”? Okay, people like you believe in any sh*t that begin with words “scientists recently discovered..”, are you any better?

anonymous
anonymous

Remember, the shrouded-in-secrecy and up-to-no-good Facebook rocket exploded spectacularly at the time of its launch, for reasons unknown. Nothing is decided, no matter what they think

john
john

Actually people did fight it many times over.
The Government was too deadset to be stopped.
It may come down to revolution to stop this Law.

Kev allah
Kev allah

That’s not the right angle to look at it from. The people are awake. It’s just that the “people” are divided amongst the rulers and the ruled and the rest of society (the vast majority) are immigrants with no loyalty to the nation or those attempting to settle and colonize. That’s why they love multicultural cities. It makes it easy for the government to crush its own citizens.

M M
M M

Let’s face it, government agencies have had access to our browsing history for years. This official change in legislation, like VC said, is purely to create a climate of fear and paranoia. Privacy is a thing of the past in this Orwellian world we live in

Anonymous
Anonymous

Exactly. It’s very naive if you think they weren’t already spying on everything you do. This is simply the so called ‘externalization of hierarchy’ where they are making still more open and revealing what they’ve already been doing for years.

Kev allah
Kev allah

The externalization of hierarchy means a materialization of the mysteries. Hence all the crazy s**t. It has nothing to do with politics and enslavement. It’s about learning through experimentation. The issue is they are using our lives to learn from and improve their own.

Jesse White
Jesse White

By selectively choosing particular searches/pages visited, it would be incredibly easy to make almost anyone look like a terrible person…very dangerous.

Truth & Light
Truth & Light

Americans arent exempted

g.host
g.host

They are already doing this in the US and other countries it’s just not known to the public. They monitor what sites, videos you watch on YT, etc. and you are put into a database. Hence the censorship of truth we are witnessing. It’s a precursor to complete 100% control of the internet and flow of information.

EggRoll
EggRoll

The novel ” 1984 ” has been surpassed.

D D d
D D d

As was expected, because in my opinion in The Netherlands the film was really rather boycotted by little press although it was a classic still read at all schools, and the eurythmics were big. They got attention for delivering the score late, but the film itself got snowed under season greetings – and probably a madonna-media-action, too? A case of divide and conquer from witin the producers and their tentacles?

joe
joe

It’s a Brave New post-1984 World…

Dixie
Dixie

Is this part of what happens when you hand over your firearms? You’ve got nothing to storm the castle with except your feelings of personal I vasion. Nice. I’ve been off facebook for over a year, but I visit sites like this. I buy books that my library doesn’t have. This is so very alarming. I suppose they’ll sell this as something for “our health and safety?” Such dookie. Thanks for posting VC!

londonbach
londonbach

Millions of well-armed people in the U.S.A. are well-aware of how FEDGOV intrudes and have done nothing much to stop it. My big question: Well Donald Trump retrieve control of internet backbone Obama turned over to ICCAN? I certainly hope so.

free your mind
free your mind

And meanwhile back on the farm….apparently the FBI is not even investigating the child p*******e rings via
Pizza Gate.
And of course, the p*******e scandals in England, keep hitting “walls”. This is communism people, plain and simple.

D D d
D D d

Communism? Are you kidding? All nations are doing it, spying on homeground. As in right now. (Would you call Australia communist, for example, or New York, Utah, France?)

Dixie
Dixie

They’re not supposed to be communistic, but if it starts strutting like a duck and dictating like a duck… it’s a commie duck. And the worst thing about communism is its ability to exalt itself above God, viewing anyone who Believes and puts God first in their lives as enemies of the state. This might sound glorious to nonbelievers, but eventually they, too, will be found in violation for something. There will come a time when you won’t be able to do anything because of too many laws and regulations; almost impossible not to break a law. Global engineering!

D D d
D D d

If it looks like a duck, it might wear a duck’s costume. Ever been told the fairytale of some young goats and a wolff that whitened his paw…? Well?
Now what, feeling deceived by your own mental shortcuts?

kelly
kelly

Do Australians do the following things: pay income tax, pay inheritance tax, pay property tax? If yes, then yes Australia is a communist country. It’s not easy to see the bars on the cage, but they do exist.

English Rose
English Rose

Bring back the days of pens and paper, of voices that spoke directly to each other rather then via a screen.

D D d
D D d

Nothing new here. It always was intercepted and analyzed, is my guess. The news is that governments are opening up on their games against citizens. That has the function of spreading a new layer of fear ..or maybe even better in this context : resignation. And their we have our winner. Lazy people who do not give a sjait that they are under a microscope their whole lives. And directed. (!) One generation to go maybe and it is a whole new world we live in. Present tense that is. That last expression got a double layer..

FF1111
FF1111

Genuinely gutted by this. Pretty disheartening stuff.

How long will it be now before visiting sites like this is regarded as ‘thought crime’ in one guise or another?

As another commentor said, Orwell’s 1984 has been surpassed.

But who knew we’d go into it so willingly? We check in our every movement on Facebook, our every thought on Twitter, and our every desire can be discerned from our Google search history. We were pretty f***ing stupid when you think about it.

Mimiq
Mimiq

Food for thought..

(Surprised to see only 29 comments so far on this article that was posted more than 23 hrs ago.. Does this prove that we are too placid already and we refuse to see the direction all this is going in..- sweeping it under the carpet..?! )

FF1111
FF1111

I know. The lack of interest in this significant development is depressing.

NotSurprised
NotSurprised

Not everyone uses facebook, twitter, and google. Don’t be so naive to assume all people are idiots. It is mainly the young brainwashed of the new generation who enable those dumb websites yo prosper.

anonymous
anonymous

Facebook is over, thankfully, along with MSM. It’s the best thing to have happened – cultural irrelevance, out of their control. Instagram is next to cave in.

ANTI-NARC
ANTI-NARC

I think I laughed when it said that government accounts were excluded. Shouldn’t they be the first accounts to be screened for their internet histories?

unafraidoftheculture
unafraidoftheculture

What will happen to me when the US government does (or continues to?) do this and sees all of the hits Vigilant Citizen receives from my IP address? Hahahaha. But seriously… this is awful. Nosiness is the worst and this is spying and invasion of privacy on a major level. *sigh*

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t ever stop expressing yourself over worry of personal safety. Your honor is worth far more than your life.

Do what I do: Talk to everybody about this. Put it all over your social media channels.

Never bow down to the NWO! Never give up, never surrender!

herbert
herbert

And that is why you are anonymous?

Kate
Kate

Flipping LOLOLOLOL

Bryan
Bryan

They already know everything about this site I agree with the poster wHo said this site will soon be destroyed and taken down by the thought polic it’s only a matter of time.

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

Privacy is an illusion.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So let’s see everything about your life, even the things you would rather not share. It’s only an illusion when it doesn’t concern you, you hypocrite. Everyone has the innate desire to be left alone to live without interference from government or anyone else.

Kev allah
Kev allah

Yeah in a city.

Lisa
Lisa

Why does the NHS need to see peoples search history?

D D d
D D d

Lisa, because they/health-services/first-aid have a administrative connection with the insurers. The insurers want to know if you felt ill before you got insurered for example. Google or your providor can tell them if you looked up any itchings or remedies. The result may be you not getting insurance or pay-out. And via direct linking and datamining, they can know within minutes, so you might not even get any help AT ALL when you become really sick.

Lisa
Lisa

but we have free health care here, the NHS..

D D d
D D d

Enjoy it while it last.

NSA protects you
NSA protects you

I think this is an excellent development and I appreciate this new piece of well thought out legislation. I think we should try to see just how Orwellian we can possibly get. There should be a ‘Brave New World’-named contest held between nations to see who can come the closest to Orwell’s beautiful utopian vision.
I also believe all citizens should applaud this Orwellian paradise. We need informer networks and spying on neighbors to catch all those dangerous crisis actors and their deadly terrorist attacks – the more draconian the measures, the better!

TRUST IN GOVERNMENT GOD. WORSHIP CONSUME OBEY

Kate
Kate

Well said NSA (thankyou for protecting me. (I think)) Yes indeed you are quite correct we certainly have a need for even more nosy neighbours to inform on us. Personally I feel vulnerable because I live in a rather spartan cul-de-sac surrounded by people who just don’t seem to care a jot. I have never been reported on. Sad to say that my neighbours are a bunch of useless gits who need to wake up to what could be going on if they took the time to watch the news reports of people who haven’t actually been shot or stabbed, but could of been if it were real. Instead they prefer to focus on Eastenders, Coronation Street, and Emmerdale farmyard where the real action happens. Draconian is obviously the way to go, but it is such a slow process I wonder if anyone will even notice its benefits when it arrives? Clearly not. Yet another lack of appreciation.

Jack Galt
Jack Galt

How else will the U.K. defeat Eastasia? or is it Eurasia? or al Qaeda? or ISIL? or…………

Whocares
Whocares

Internet History tracking? Just a tiny part of the antichrist “all seeing eye” surveillance system spreading its tentacles according to some weirdos wearing tin foil hats. Nothing to see here, move along.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please review HBO’s Westworld. Last Sunday’s episode: Jeffrey Wright (Bernard Lowe) says “A little trauma can be illuminating” and keeps reading Alice in Wonderland as part of his reverie (memory) Anthony Hopkins (Ford) says ..they’re free, under my control…and has Lowe kill the actual human female whose job was to protect the interests of the Board (intellectual property).

Hipkins/Ford says in order to establish order it must require a blood sacrifice.

Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck

How long until a similar law is passed in the states? My guess is not long at all.

Reality
Reality

this is like the trolltrace plot in this season of South Park… like it is literally the exact same… wtf is that predictive programming??

lou
lou

Southparks been spot on for a few years now, “I just need to look into your a*****e” tsa

Mimiq
Mimiq

Despicable. Wish we could all unite to complain and disprove until we win this war on privacy.

BluBoy
BluBoy

I didn’t realise the list was going to be as long as that…..

LBC
LBC

These new laws being passed globally allowing governments to spy on their own people via the Internet are just ex post facto permission for what they’ve been doing since the inception of the Internet. The Internet wasn’t created to help people. It was created for the government to be able to control us.

belin
belin

it was originally used by the us army

Noooo
Noooo

Well, now they have full access to people brains as to what they think.

sensorymatrix
sensorymatrix

The Internet is not expansive enough to illustrate what I think about.

XXIVAZ
XXIVAZ

This is how it all begins, the beginning of the end. Now that they got everyone hooked up on the internet and have all the info of the Entire Globe on it, they will make everyone transparent. Well “everyone”.. Just the ones they desire… Oh and we all know there beautiful desires…

English Rose
English Rose

You need to ween yourself off the grid and unplug yourself from the Matrix. Wake up and see what is going on.
Buy books, read them, talk with your friends, and be defiant till the end…..

NotSurprised
NotSurprised

This already exists in America, it’s called the Patriot Act and was passed in 2011. I am surprised this did not start in the UK first to be honest.

Ann
Ann

Is the Patriot Act really like this bill?

What in the world would most of those agencies and companies – NEED access to who your frickin’ e-mailing ?

I don’t understand at all. In fact – what in the world do our orangutans and our ‘protectors’ even ……wait ….
Wait —
Is the UK thing — Web Searches —-Or emails turned in?

I’m confused.sorry.

D D d
D D d

With a little mediashowbiz about semantics, it will be passed during footballseason in its intirety, and announced after some Shooting Somewhere is my idea. That’s at least the way our government announced they spent milions and bilions of public money for a few airplanes and some private banks.

tah dah
tah dah

Hopefully this is used against the uk p*******e parliament whenever there is “doubt” about their doings.

whocares
whocares

Politicians and parliamentarians are – of course – excluded from being under surveillance. This is just for the evil smelling common herd, not for our pure, wise and benevolent overlords.

Daniel
Daniel

How is this even done if someone used a proxy or an anonymous-friendly search engine like duckduckgo and startpage?

StartPage.com
StartPage.com

Hi Daniel. StartPage.com private search can be very helpful for protecting your privacy. What you search for on our site is private. StartPage doesn’t track you or log any personal information. In addition, we offer a free proxy with every search result. This means you can visit 3rd party web pages in privacy, as well!

Sum
Sum

Use TORnet to browse the net that should stop them from spying on you.

lou
lou

Tornet and the black net etc… are there for a reason. Probably a red flag straight away

Anonymous
Anonymous

Stop Mass Hacking. The FBI is trying to take people’s rights away with Rule 41.

ppm00
ppm00

Privacy and secrecy is wanted by the elite first !
With bank secrecy first, allowing to create money for the global control project.
Attacking privacy can be a technique to reinforce it ! (just like false flag operations reinforce governments).
As a software developper, I can tell you that data security is a myth, everything is readable from the beginning !

Quiz1
Quiz1

I see you’ve visited Vigilant Citizen, sorry, we won’t be able to approve your travel visa, purely coincidental

D D d
D D d

Glad you’re up again.
What to write about these last few days huh?
Best of luck, wisdom, AND freedom.

Saint
Saint

Ooh sqaurespace I love me some squarespace!

Serf
Serf

The Government Organisations listed will have access in order to control the population and neutralise dissent and prevent opposition. A small number of the massive number of possible examples could include prevention of people researching catastrophic effects of official Government policies, challenging benefit claimant’s that seek advice on claiming benefits, preventing prospective patients researching safer potential treatment. The aim is to control public opinion by analysis of web activity at national, local, demographics and individual level and changing mass media and mainstream media channels and local and individual media channels to reprogramme and eliminate opposition through propaganda and create personal profiles on all internet users complete internet activity shared across all Governments departments to neutralise any opposition from opponents against the ruling elites and prevent embarrassment of politicians and the ultra rich. The Investigatory Powers Act (Snoopers Charter) will affect everyone on Planet Earth with internet and electronic communication access due to Five Eyes network (UK, US, Canada, Australia. New Zealand) and larger networks involving more countries. For example when typing and the device is very slow to respond, this could indicate realtime monitoring by the security services using remote access or access by multinational corporations such as service providers.… Read more »

Ann
Ann

The only reason I can think of to why –
To record for a year and turn the results in —

Is for advertising research??
But my God- who the heck would record a whole country’s entire population? No.
Its absurd.

lou
lou

Everything is an ad these days

Thinker
Thinker

The electromagnetic waves that humans recently became aware of in the last two hundred years have always been here on Earth. The invisible frequency waves we used to communicate, first, by radio, then morse code, then for telephone, television, movies and now global internet connection – those invisible waves have always been here creating an invisible grid around this planet. An intelligent design created with a use. Not something random in nature we happened to trip over and decided to give it some use. That’s ludicrous. It is my belief that we have always been watched and monitored via these very same frequency waves by a race of beings older than us, more intelligent than us and more technologically advanced. In fact, they are the very ones who began clue-ing us in on the uses of the invisible electromagnetic waves. We have always been surveilled but we seem to be nearing a time in the cycle of history where subjugation and enslavement is imminent unless we understand the true history of this world and learn from its lessons. The biblical beings we called Gods and Angels – beings that came from the sky – were exactly that, advanced beings that… Read more »

NotSurprised
NotSurprised

“Advanced beings that came from other planets”?? I think you have watched too much sci fi without doing any real research.

Denmark
Denmark

South Park was right!

joe
joe

No way, just like in SouthPark?! I thought they were just making up a scenario, silly me…

CT10Carlos
CT10Carlos

Going incognito mode 24/7

Kev allah
Kev allah

Wait until the UK gets their commonwealth slaves to follow suit. It’s time the Anglo empire comes crashing down. What with their greenwich mean time and puritanism. Enough is enough.

Teresa
Teresa

Turn off your internet history.

D D d
D D d

Your mom would be suprised to see you don’t have urges, your government wishes to know which, how often and with what toys, ordered via amazon or a concurrent.

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

What are you all doing on your internet that you are scared of the government to take a peak ? PS facebook been reading your browser history for years and giving back door keys to government agencies, nothing new here

FF1111
FF1111

This post reminds me of the ‘Well I’ve got nothing to hide’ attitude which has enabled the gradual loss of personal freedoms.

The fact this is being done out in the open is an enormous loss.

It’s a loss because this parliamentary act is a hop skip and a jump from use of search history against you for whatever reason. To ‘prove’ in court that you’re a criminal, a terrorist, an unfit parent. Take your pick.

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

And when terrorists strike, you are all the first to cry why weren’t they being watched, but you just going to tell me the government is funding terrorists, so it’s pointless.

Whocares
Whocares

@TrumpClinton: I would tell you: ‘Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.’
Benjamin Franklin

Anonymous
Anonymous

The terrorists ARE THE GOVERNMENT, you fool. The shadow government funds terrorism, and terror hoaxes and phony drills using actors, all over the world. WAKE UP.

whocares
whocares

Take a time capsule and go back to Germany in the year 1936. Now ask any random jew if he has anything to hide. Take the same time capsule and go back to Germany in the year 1942. See if you can still find the same jew. It is not about what you have to hide or not to hide. It is about the people on the other end and about their ideology and intentions. And if there is one thing we can learn from history, it is that ideologies and intentions are constantly changing. Panta rhei, my friend! So every time such surveillance tools are implemented, the power gap between a mostly naive populace and a few cunning, intelligent, partly psychopathic and power hungry leaders is expanding. Once the same leaders are no longer your friends, or the friends of your offspring further down the road, you might have a problem. But don’t worry – as long as you, your backbone, your morals and your principles are flexible like rubber and as long as you are willing to tolerate almost everything, you don´t have to fear a lot. Because this makes you the ideal subservient slave for the new… Read more »

FF1111
FF1111

Some excellent points made here.

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

And yet with each day we are closer to death being spied for n or not , stop your fear mongering, sociopaths like Hitler are going to do sociopathic things regardless of wether they spy on you or not, I wish life had no grey areas like you make it sound

Whocares
Whocares

If Hitler would have had the tools back than which are available and in place today you probably wouldn’t even have a possibility to express your opinions and views on this subject. And a sociopath can always do more harm with a machine gun than with a knife, don’t you agree? So does your argument mean that we should be indifferent towards sociopaths upgrading their weaponry of choice with machine guns?

Don’t forget that those grey areas you are mentioning used to be white in the past and will become black at a drop of a hat. And it is not you or me who are going to make that decision. But go on shoot the messenger if it makes you feel better.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You aren’t reading effectively, otherwise you wouldn’t be writing this nonsense. The ones who are spying on you, or the ones at the top of the hierarchy employing them, are psychopathic, insane, criminal control freaks whose goal is world domination. It is not fear-mongering, it is an accurate statement.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Are you saying that this ethically correct for them to do this? What the hell is wrong with you? Are you that brainwashed and dumbed down that you think that it is perfectly alright for them to do this? Or are you a paid government shill, troll, or disinfo agent?

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

Peodophiles, criminals and terrorist should be scared about this, if you are a law abiding citizen no need to be alarmed I am sure the government will let you watch your Netflix in peace.

FF1111
FF1111

Disinfo much?

whocares
whocares

Sure, it´s always a fantastic idea to put the foxes in charge of the henhouse, isn´t it?

TrumpClinton
TrumpClinton

Yes, assuming you are smart enough to put on your fox suit when needed to.

D D d
D D d

Or smart enough to have a goodlooking but little dumb moviestar or popsinger (both male or female are fine, but undecided looks better sometimes) take a pose next to you on a red carpet for lots of photographs for lots of frontpages and sidebars.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, you aren’t sure. The P********s, criminals, and terrorists are IN THE GOVERNMENT, you fool. WAKE UP.

SGibbs
SGibbs

Friends in Australia have similar laws…except data is kept for 3 years. In reality it has nothing to do with ‘fighting terrorism’. Some fought it on ‘privacy’ grounds…but it fell on deaf ears. And like the UK… ‘government’ officials are also exempt. And the reason for the exemption? So the general public don’t find out about their illegal business dealings, corruption, p*******e rings, criminal activity, etc. AND they covertly extend their ‘right to spy on their own people’ much further than just keeping so-called innocuous metadata…and access people’s bank accounts and credit card data for example. Take Uber and AirB&B…people who decide to rent out a small beach house for a few dollars, or give someone a lift because they were in the area and it helps to offset the cost of gas these days… are now finding after submitting end of year tax returns that if they HAVEN’T included the total value of their Uber and AirB&B transactions on their submitted tax returns…they’re being contacted DIRECTLY by their tax office to explain/adjust their ‘oversight’. It’s not considered as making a few dollars to make ends meet – it’s seen as ‘taxable income’ …they’re accessing people’s financial data and searching… Read more »

SGibbs
SGibbs

PS: I forgot to add, I’m NOT advocating tax fraud…but the end doesn’t justify the means.