28 July 2022
South China Morning Post, 28 July 2022.
"You have probably read news stories about how China is building the world’s largest surveillance network and that the country is becoming a hi-tech dystopian nightmare.
Well, the United States, Europe and many of their allied states are catching up and may soon be exceeding China’s surveillance capabilities. That’s because their systems will not only be domestic like China’s, but also transnational and fully convergent. Many of them may soon be sharing your most personal data with each other.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering select foreign governments access to its vast biometric database of its own citizens in exchange for similar access to their systems. That’s according to Statewatch, a British-based NGO that monitors state policies and civil rights across Europe."
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