After today's apparent attempted repeat of the 7th July attacks, we still need to ask the same unanswered questions as before e.g.
- Insecure Beneath the Lidless Eye of Sauron ? - it is now time to license CCTV surveillance camera operators
- How long will the DNA samples and data from the London Tube and Bus bomb victims be retained for ? Forever ?
We do not think that either Mandatory Data Retention of Communications Data will be practical, or cost effective, in preventing future attacks, and neither will Qinetiq Passive Millimetre Wave imagers for the Tube
Obviously the proposed Biometric ID Catds and the National Identity Register would also have been useless in preventing attacks like todays in the future.
There are plenty of conspiracy theories and media speculation about today's events, which we do not want to waste our time with.