Monday, November 27, 2006

More Big Brother nonsense!

Spy cameras at recycling centres

The ever increasing encroachment into our private lives by the state and it's minions quietly carries on in Britain, now the most spied on state in Europe.

Sophisticated cctv cameras capable of reading and storing data such as car registration plates are being installed at waste sites in Buckinghamshire, Croydon, Somerset, Dundee, and Hertfordshire, and more councils are planning to install the equipment after a Quango named The Waste and Resources Action Programme suggested using cctv to record vehicles making repeated visits to recycling centres.

They want to know what we recycle, when we recycle, are we doing it correctly and legally, do we dump too much! Yet they seriously want us to recycle, even after the installation of micro chips into dustbins in part of the country that will help discover the weight of rubbish in our bins!

These cameras are being imposed after the government threatened to fine local authorities 150 pounds per tonne for overfilling landfill sites. Yet cameras which record and recognise vehicle registration numbers are tracking our daily movements, where does this fit in with the Data Protection Act?

Curly hopes that the next government will introduce moves toget Big Brother out of the house! (I will be casting a beady eye around the recycling village at Middlefields, South Shields when I next visit on Wednesday.)


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