An avid viewer, Sam Leigh from the UK, sent us a video complaining about some draconian new policies in the UK. It certainly sounded interesting, and perhaps a bit over the top. At first, when we started our research, we thought, “There’s no way this is actually happening.”
Sure enough, the early research looked like the issue may have been based on some misinterpreted news of a discontinued program. Thankfully, we continued to dig, just to be sure. The policies of that apparently discontinued program were rolled into the UK’s Border System Programme, and neatly combined with the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act. That’s when we soiled our pants.