Big Buddy is Watching Y’All

An article just published by Egan Orion in “The Inquirer” reveals a:

Secret pact allows the US to spy on UK motorists

The British Home Secretary secretively signed a “special certificate” last year that gives foreign security agencies real-time access to traffic camera images and related data monitoring British motorists on highways throughout the UK.

Opposition politicians and civil liberties advocates yesterday accused Gordon Brown’s government of attempting to hide from Parliament its covert plans to facilitate international surveillance of UK citizens in violation of privacy laws.

Under the authorisation signed last July 4 by Jacqui Smith, video feeds and still images captured from roadside TV cameras, along with personal data derived from them, can be transmitted out of the UK to countries such as the US, that are outside the European Economic Area.

If you would like to read the full story, it is at:

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/04/21/quiet-pact-allows-spy-uk