Mobile phone companies are required by law to track the location of every phone and store those location details for 12 months. This applies to everyone, no matter how innocent.

Mobile phone companies should be forbidden from retaining location data for any longer than is required to provide their services (minutes or hours), unless the customer has opted-in to longer retention, or where surveillance has been authorised by a court warrant.

Why is this idea important?

Tracking everybody by their mobile phone location is mass surveillance on an extraordinary scale, and is unacceptable in a free society.

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