As part of the government’s plans to reduce the deficit, GCHQ will shortly introduce a new service to members of the public to enable them to track down emails that they thought they’d lost or deleted.
‘We know how frustrating it is to lose something that’s important to you, so we want to help people be reunited with their personal data,’ said GCHQ chief. ‘Customers wishing to use the service just have to email us with vague details of when the email was sent and who to, and we’ll search through our records and send you a copy for £9.99. All we want to do is help.’
Having heard about GCHQ’s scheme, the US Government is said to be in early discussions with the Russians encouraging them to set up a ‘find your lost whistleblower’ service.