Blog Flux Directory Subscribe in NewsGator Online Subscribe with Bloglines Blog directory
And, yes, I DO take it personally: The United States is now an "endemic surveillance society"
Mandy: Great blog!
Mark: Thanks to all the contributors on this blog. When I want to get information on the events that really matter, I come here.
Penny: I'm glad I found your blog (from a comment on Think Progress), it's comprehensive and very insightful.
Eric: Nice site....I enjoyed it and will be back.
nora kelly: I enjoy your site. Keep it up! I particularly like your insights on Latin America.
Alison: Loquacious as ever with a touch of elegance -- & right on target as usual!
"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."
- Noam Chomsky
Send tips and other comments to: /* ---- overrides for post page ---- */ .post { padding: 0; border: none; }

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The United States is now an "endemic surveillance society"

my post from this past may 30...
raw story has a rundown on the leaps and bounds the uk has taken with regard to abolishing a citizen's right to privacy... it's chilling... read it...
[Privacy International's Gus Hosein said] that, with respect to privacy in the democratic world, “whatever bad policy is out there, Britain does it worse.”

here's a graphic from privacy international, showing the leading surveillance societies in the world...

Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World
(click on graphic for full-size image...)
in the leading category of "endemic surveillance societies":

China, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom

in the next category of "extensive surveillance societies":

United States

so, now, lookee here... the u.s. has been kicked down a notch, from "extensive" to "endemic"...

yes, we're now in black instead of red...
Despite political shifts in the US Congress, surveillance initiatives in the US continue to expand, affecting visitors and citizens alike.


In terms of statutory protections and privacy enforcement, the US is the worst ranking country in the democratic world. In terms of overall privacy protection the United States has performed very poorly, being out-ranked by both India and the Philippines and falling into the "black" category, denoting endemic surveillance.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Submit To Propeller

And, yes, I DO take it personally home page