« Make Government beholden to privacy principles says Human Rights report | Main | Personal data sharing: when it goes wrong, it’s a nightmare? »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I come to this item a little late. There have long been procedures in place to block telecommunications in an emergency, whether land line or, later, mobile telephony. However, the purpose was not, as such, to prevent communications but to ensure that there were sufficient lines free so the emergency services could communicate to deal with the event. It existed to allocate a scarce resource, not to censor.

(One feature of the landline system was that public telephone boxes did not get cut off : the protocols must have been common internationally, because I remember somer reference after the World Trade Centre atrocity to the public telephones still working).

The comments to this entry are closed.

All materials on this website are the copyright of Amberhawk Training Limited, except where otherwise stated. If you want to use the information on the blog, all we ask is that you do so in an attributable manner.