In a world similar to ours, politicians are required by law to record every moment of their day except when not in contact (in any way shape or form) with any special interest including:
- anyone with relations to big business, directly or indirectly.
- anyone part of or with relation to anyone part of government.
The regulations and over-watch are strict, monitoring and forbidding any form of non-recorded contact with anyone except their friends and family, and the friends and family cannot communicate with any of those special interests as proxies.
If a politician is in their underwear and takes an important phone call in the middle of the night, even then, the audio must be recorded. All of this data is publicly accessible, making the political actions of all politicians 100% transparent, making it extremely difficult for politicians to get away with immoral or even corrupt dealing with special interests and government in a way that voters would disapprove of.
Note: When interacting with classified information, performing classified events, the recording is of course stopped, but there is oversight to confirm that these lapses in recording are the result of valid classified situations. Video lapses are something the public takes seriously, and all efforts are made to verify that classification is not over-used to host unnecessarily private conversations and actions.
What would be the political implications of such requirements? More specifically, what would be the key differences in the politics of this world and our own?