The UK is “an endemic surveillance society”

As a country with the the world’s largest CCTV network and a government keen to propose various intrusions on civilians’ privacy, is it any surprise that Britain achieved the rating “endemic surveillance society” by civil liberties watchdog Privacy International? (along with such privacy luminaries as the United States, Russia, Singapore and China)

I guess that we can be reassured that the UK government knows how to safeguard the personal data of citizens… unless you: receive child benefitreceive a pension, are learning to drive, or have accessed healthcare, of course.


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