I'm still struggling to understand the point of this move by Government to track our e-mails.
From March all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will by law have to keep information about every e-mail sent or received in the UK for a year.
Human rights group Liberty says no-one can be trusted to hold such vast data.
The Home Office insists the data, which does not include e-mails' content, is vital for crime and terror inquiries.
If the information doesn't include the content, as they seem at great pains to emphasize, how can it prove anything at all in crime and terror enquiries? It seems more like an exercise in voyeurism to me.
I get this funny feeling we're being lied to ... again.
Reports have suggested the government has even bigger plans for data retention.
They could involve one central database, gathering details on every text sent, e-mail sent, phone call made and website visited.
Consultation on the plans is due to begin later this year.
I wonder which way it will go. a) In favour of Govenment policy? or b) err ... in favour of Government policy.