Entanet’s Head of Marketing, Darren Farnden, said:
“The idea of the IMP/CCDP is to collect and store all electronic communications including emails, social networking sites, website browsing histories and phone calls to help the police and, more likely, GCHQ fight cybercrime and terrorism. The problem with the IMP/CCDP is not only the huge privacy issues that it throws up but also the immense technical challenges.
[We are concerned about] the feasibility of communications providers such as Entanet being required to collect and store this immense amount of data. We also raised concerns over the security of this data and how the government expects to protect it from potential hackers. Let’s face it, the Government doesn’t have the best track record in this area. We have had everything from lost laptops to website hacks in the past. Our views haven’t changed.”