UK: Waking up in the surveillance society

Richard Thomas, the UK Information Commissioner, speaking today (2.11.06) at the 28th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners' Conference in London said:

"Two years ago I warned that we were in danger of sleepwalking into a surveillance society. Today I fear that we are in fact waking up to a surveillance society that is already all around us."

Press release (pdf)

A Report on the Surveillance Society: For the Information Commissioner by the Surveillance Studies Network, 2006 (pdf, 102 pages)

See also: While Europe sleeps... by Tony Bunyan


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