+ UK ranked 6 in global list of repressive regimes +

A report from the US internet security company Cryptohippie puts the UK at number six in the list of the world’s most repressive regimes in terms of the electronic surveillance of its citizens. The report ‘The Electronic Police State, 2010 National Rankings’ says: “The UK is aggressively building the world of 1984 in the name of stopping ‘anti-social’ activities. Their populace seems unable or unwilling to restrain the government”. The report defines an electronic police state as being characterised by “State use of electronic technologies to record, organize, search and distribute forensic evidence against its citizens”. The report can be downloaded at

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