How Totalitarian is Sweden? Pretty DamnFrom Sydsvenskan via En Dansker i Sverige:
Swedish Minister of Justice Thomas Bodström has suggested mandatory storage of data concerning the electronic communications of all EU citizens. The idea is to save and store for a period of one to three years information about who we have talked to on the telephone and when, where we are when we use the mobile phone and when, who we have contact with through emails and when, who we chat with by SMS and when, which websites we visit and when. Perhaps also, depending upon the technical solutions, what keywords we type into search engines such as Google. This is all supposed to be for combating crime.
Well, Sweden could probably need some crime fighting. But I'm sure this could be used to combat thought crime, too. I hope even Sweden and the EU still aren't crazy enough to pass such legislation. But I'm sure if they do, the law will be lost in the cacophony made by Euro media about George "Darth Vader" Bush and the threat he poses to democracy.