The rise and rise of Big Brother…

Privacy International have brought out some very interesting figures on the degree to which invidivual citizens’ rights to privacy are being incrementally erroded. The UK, the US and Russia all come out pretty poorly, with the Republic only marginally better. Interestingly, Scotland comes out better than England and Wales where widespread CCTV installations now means that the police can track the progress of individual vehicles on the motorway from Carlisle to Exeter. Thanks to reader heck for the heads up.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty