In an amusing use of social media, campaigners plan to bombard the home secretary with messages on a “National CC all your e-mails to Theresa May Day” to protest against the government’s email monitoring plans.
A page on Facebook says:
“The government wants to store all our e-mails in a huge database? OK, we’ll save them the trouble by cc-ing the Home Secretary on every e-mail we send for a whole day.”
The plans, announced at the weekend, to allow various agencies to monitor email and social media communications without a warrant, run contrary to both Conservative and Lib Dem statements in opposition and the coalition agreement, and have led to a great deal of anguished soul-searching by Nick Clegg.
Ms May could find an awful lot of boring emails coming her way.