In an age where we are tracked in whatever we do it has never been so easy for organisations to target us for marketing purposes etc. but it also has many benefits for organisations like the police in dealing with crime as they can see records of calls, texts etc.
With the riots going on in London and the police wanting to deal with those who are responsible, whilst they can request that networks hand over data to them (this takes time), do you think the likes of RIM and the major telecommunications networks should voluntarily provide police with the information they want without request?
I.E. Should networks and telecoms providers track/monitor what is being said through their networks and if they suspect something hand it over to the police?
UPDATE: 12/8/2011 – Seems there is mixed response to this but 40% believe they should with caution