In the US, they have similar program brought under Bush Administration, known fully as TSP (Terrorist Surveillance Program?????).
Anyway, this is our, UK, final frontier of whatever ‘privacy’ we might had, as the law is about to be re-introduced (and probably passed) that will carpet the entire little Britain with Stasi technologies of eavesdropping, and watching; from taking a dump. to humping a hooker under a bridge, or whatever mischevious or normal nature of your character does, we are now going to be turned into the greatest real life ‘Truman Show’—–Thank You, unelected Coalition Government of private school millionaires, mucha gracias.
By the way, next time we want to lecture someone on human rights, freedom and democracy—stop, think and shut the f*** up, P-L-E-A-S-E. Thank You.