I'm sure this has been done before, probably done to death. I know I have ranted, but now I am genuinlely concerned. The new regulations which allow some 795 different agencies and quangos to access our telephone bills, calls, e-mails and texts. I can just about accept that there may be a need for the Security Service to have this access, but why police, fire service, NHS Trusts, Charity Comission and all the others, including local councils? I know many members of our local county council, and a bigger bunch of parish pump gossips I have yet to meet. Further to this is the proliferation of cctv cameras, the Home Information Packs, and the associated inspectors who now have unfettered entry to look through our houses. The 'Recycling' agencies who can examine our rubbish, the use of satellites ot tobserve us, DNA databeses and the general obsession of the government with labelling, tabling and maintaining data bases with all our details. The phrase 'responsible use of power' is used, but if you have ever dealt with someone with some authority (and bearing in mind which site this is, w all have), then you will be aware that the more responsibility/power they have, the more authoritarian they become. The government is trying to control every aspect of our life, and information is power. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't meant that they are not out to get me!