Jun 182009
 June 18, 2009  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The government does not appreciate the threat posed to privacy by surveillance, peers have warned.

In a report, the Lords Constitution Committee says the Information Commissioner does not have enough power to prevent abuse by the private sector.

Its chairman Lord Goodlad said ministers did not recognise the “fundamental importance of privacy”.

In response, the Ministry of Justice said it did “not regard the UK as a surveillance society”.

Read more on BBC News. The House of Lords report, Analysis of the Government’s response to Surveillance: Citizens and the State is available here (pdf).

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