Mobile phone activity tracked: Your views?

If the next time you send a text or browse the internet on your mobile it will be monitored and saved for two years on a national database held by the government, would you think this is an invasion of your privacy and a violation of your civil rights or something that is long overdue?

The controversial government plan is said to help combat terrorism, child sex abuse and drug trafficking. The database will hold details of dates, times, duration and locations of the mobile phone calls, it will show also show the numbers that have been called, it will show text messages, plus it will stores all the addresses and website that have been visited via your mobile.

Telecommunication companies already keep this data for 12 months under a voluntary agreement. However, if the government takes over the control of this data, police and investigator will find it a lot easier to access the information. Let us know your thoughts?

Source: BBC