In “Big Brother is watching you more closely than ever: CCTV cameras, the spies in our midst”, John Kampfner discusses the use of CCTV cameras in the UK and presents various attitudes towards the issue.

According to one former minister, people should not worry about surveillance cameras because most of them do not work. The article announces that this is no longer true and that the government has appointed the first surveillance commissioner, Andrew Rennison. He will be in charge of balancing people’s need for privacy with the way authorities use CCTV cameras. The author mentions the adoption of the Protection of Freedoms Act which is designed to keep the authorities in check when it comes to surveilling the population.

According to Rennison, camera surveillance technology is more advanced than most people think and the scenario of a Big Brother society where everyone is constantly monitored ...

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