UK becoming a surveillance state?

UK has the highest density of CCTV in the world. Its GCHQ surveillance is considered highly effective. Commercial use of Big Data is on the rise. People are increasingly concerned about their privacy. However, UK citizens are fairly conservative. They trust the state to protect them and, in doing so, to find a balance and take appropriate steps. But the issues are complex and at an early stage of debate.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: intelligence agencies, privacy, data protection, surveillance, UK, CCTV

Posted on Saturday 1 November 2014

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