Jul 242009
 
 July 24, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

“Disgraceful” council staff have been snooping through residents’ rubbish to monitor their recycling habits, it has been revealed.

Residents across Rother, including Battle, have had their refuse rifled through by East Sussex County Council, without their knowledge or consent.

And council staff have also been accused of using their findings to rate households across the county into five different social categories, from Level One, ‘Wealthy Achievers’, to Level Five, ‘Hard Pressed’.

Read more on the Rye & Battle Observer.

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