Britain rated worst in Europe for protecting privacy

Britain, the country with the world’s biggest network of surveillance cameras, has the worst record in Europe for the protection of privacy, according to a report from a London-based international watchdog.The UK is billed as “an endemic surveillance society” alongside Russia, the US, Singapore and China in the survey of 47 countries by Privacy International (PI).Britain is bottom in Europe because of its cameras, ID card plans and lack of government accountability.
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,,2233519,00.htmlIndividual privacy under threat in Europe and U.S., report says [AP]
Individual privacy is under threat in the United States and across the European Union as governments introduce sweeping surveillance and information-gathering measures in the name of security and controlling borders, an international rights group has said in a report.Greece, Romania and Canada had the best privacy records of 47 countries surveyed by Privacy International, which is based in London. Malaysia, Russia and China were ranked worst.
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