Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Sleepwalking into a surveillance society

Nice to see the issue of privacy hitting the front page of the capital's press. Dominion Post 10 Apr 2007 . It was a pretty quiet Easter!
Our Privacy commissioner Ms Shroff told The Dominion Post New Zealand could expect to follow the same track (as the UK). "What happens in the UK is probably going to happen here tomorrow," she said. "We're the same sort of society."

What a horrible thought! Apart from the cameras, the UK appears to be aiming at universal monitoring of vehicle location and fingerprinting of children to control the lunchtime turkey twizzler rations.

Technology is certainly well in advance of the general understanding of the issues involved in all this surveillance capability.

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