It seems the only ones with their heads screwed on straight in the UK are the Lords – a non-elected body of oversight on government that are appointed by the queen or by right of birth. It ain’t such a bad thing, having other people checking up on the elected twits.
The House of Lords Constitution Committee has warned that increasing use of surveillance by the government and private companies is a serious threat to freedoms and constitutional rights. The Committee s report said “The expansion in the use of surveillance represents one of the most significant changes in the life of the nation since the end of the Second World War. Mass surveillance has the potential to erode privacy. As privacy is an essential pre-requisite to the exercise of individual freedom its erosion weakens the constitutional foundations on which democracy and good governance have traditionally been based in this country.”