The scandal of the seizure of the hard disks of two server computers hosting many international Indymedia websites, internet radio streams etc. on October 7th, at the web server hosting facility in London run by the UK subsidiary of a US company Rackspace, on the say so of the USA FBI, allegedly as a result of requests for information, but apparaently not for the actual seizure of servers, from Swiss and/or Italian authorities has still not been resolved.
It is clear from a series of Answers to Parliamentary Questions, the latest of which still does not provide any extra information, that the UK authorities were not informed of this seizure which created a lot of "collateral damage" to websites and other systems sharing one of the servers hosting something allegedly of interest to these foreign authorities.
"Internet (Material Seizure)
Mr. Allan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with US law enforcement agencies concerning the seizure of material from UK-based internet hosting providers; and if he will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: I can confirm that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has had no discussions in regards to the matter referred to in the question posed by the hon. Member. In the circumstances I do not therefore believe that it is necessary for me to make a statement."
This means that UK sovereignty has been ignored, and that UK laws have probably been broken.
The lack of a clear statement about the affair from the UK Government, and the lack of a condemnation and the lack of a committment to protect the UK's cyberspace jurisdictional borders from future "collateral damage" raids, instigated on the secret say so of a foreign law enforcement agency or multiple agencies, is having a chilling effect on web publishers.
What sort of outcry would there be if a UK law enforcement authority put pressure on a UK company to seize data from a customer hosted by a foreign subsidiary company, and several other unrelated websites or businesses were hit by the "collateral damage" ?
The same principles of free speech and proper legal and jurisdictional process should be taken extremely seriously by the e-commerce and business communities as well.
The United Kindom's National High Tech Crime Unit used to try to work with businesses to minimize any "collateral damage" caused by a criminal investigative process and to ensure that there is a properly audited, uncompromised chain of evidence, as laid down in its Confidentiality Charter. This Indymedia/Rackspace affair completely undermines this worthy effort, and will lead to a continuing relcuctance to report computer crimes, for fear of the disruptive effect on businesses.
How can Britain be "the best place to do e-commerce in the world" to quote the Prime Minister Tony Blair, if this sort of thing is allowed to continue to happen ?