ID Cards and Data Retention debates
This is going to be a course based on an extremely controversial topic. Data protection is currently being debated as part of 2 Europe-wide schemes:
 the use of ID cards - the UK doesn't have them currently, never has had, but government is intending to use them. See the LSE Report.
 mandatory retention of communications data. This is subject to many discussions, amongst them and quite enlightened several years - amongst them 'Carnivore'.