Pol Clementsmith: We need an independent monitor of the threat from secret surveillance
Digital rights campaigner Pol Clementsmith raises concerns over the recent Edward Snowden revelations about Scottish surveillance
THE MAIN ISSUE with the bulk collection of data is the capacity to sift through it in any really meaningful way. Randomly grabbing every little digital byte and bit simply creates a mammoth intelligence iceberg that just keeps on getting bigger and more difficult to fathom. You just end up with too much data and no time to look at it all.