EU document celebrates surveillance state

Charles Nevin writes in Intelligent Life, a culture magazine published by The Economist, comparing progress toward the surveillance state in the UK, Germany, and Romania. The Brits are ‘winning’:

Britain had the worst result in Europe, falling into the category of “endemic surveillance societies” alongside Russia and China.

Nevin quotes a policy paper presented by the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council:

Every object the individual uses, every transaction they make and almost everywhere they go will create a detailed digital record. This will generate a wealth of information for public security organisations, and create huge opportunities for more effective and productive public security efforts.

Worth reading. —Chris Peterson

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