There's going to be a bloody revolutionGeneral
“The decree says the aim is to centralize and analyze data on people
aged 13 or above who are active in politics or labor unions, who play
a significant institutional, economic, social or religious role, or
who are “likely to breach public order.”
The information that can be collected includes addresses, phone
numbers, email addresses, physical appearance, behavioral traits,
fiscal and financial records, and details about people who have
personal ties with the subject.
“There is nothing in the decree that sets limits or a framework.
Whether the database is used with or without moderation depends only
on orders from up high. The electronic Bastille is upon us,” he wrote.
It seems the link is down. See also http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/05/0059220&from=rss.
Note that the country in question is France.