Is this Orwellian or what???? “They said my privacy wasn’t intruded on because the surveillance was covert,” she said. Covert = no privacy violations???? So, restating it differently, if you don't see them watching you they are not violating privacy?? Isn't that called stalking? They are making a mockery of the laws around the world. Can anyone not say we are entering another dark age?
I wonder how much more the UK citizens will tolerate. The question is once they choose to fight, they may only have their minds and bodies against military machines and weaponry. Watched just because they thought she was supposedly trying to get her kid into a different school. She was of course innocent. Like she said they could of just asked. They did not need the cloak and dagger.
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Ever-Present Surveillance Rankles the British Public
POOLE, England — It has become commonplace to call Britain a “surveillance society,” a place where security cameras lurk at every corner, giant databases keep track of intimate personal details and the government has extraordinary powers to intrude into citizens’ lives.
A report in 2007 by the lobbying group Privacy International placed Britain in the bottom five countries for its record on privacy and surveillance, on a par with Singapore.
But the intrusions visited on Jenny Paton, a 40-year-old mother of three, were startling just the same. Suspecting Ms. Paton of falsifying her address to get her daughter into the neighborhood school, local officials here began a covert surveillance operation. They obtained her telephone billing records. And for more than three weeks in 2008, an officer from the Poole education department secretly followed her, noting on a log the movements of the “female and three children” and the “target vehicle” (that would be Ms. Paton, her daughters and their car).