Friday, 6 February 2009

Surveilance Society

"The huge rise in surveillance and data collection by the state and other organisations risks undermining the long-standing tradition of privacy and individual freedom which are vital for democracy," said Lord Goodlad of the Constitutional Committee. "There can be no justification for this gradual but incessant creep towards every detail about us being recorded and pored over by the state."
The state is often seen as separate to us 'individuals', but we are the state. Interactive Democracy gives us the opportunity to recast the balance of power between rulers and ruled, and an opportunity to contribute to the debate about the surveillance society.

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