An attempt at a NuLabour Police State Summary!...
So much for attempting to slam police DNA database advice. Here's an attempt to list our NuLabour Police State, starting with some databases...
National DNA database
National Identity Register (and ID Cards)
ContactPoint database on all children in England
National Pupil Database (another database watching all children)
National Childhood Obesity Database (yes they watch all children with this one as well)
The Orwellian ONSET database (designed to predict which children will offend in future!).
Schengen Information System (lists suspects and people to be kept under surveillance)
I've not heard of a few of these before today, (like that scary sounding Schengen one). Anyway there are apparently 46 government databases according to the Rowntree "Database State" report. Anyway, in addition to these we have such highlights as...
CCTV everywhere we walk
Government Web filter plans
Monitor who we phone
Plans to monitor who we email and text message
Plans to automatically monitor and profile what we say on the phone
They watch our Bank accounts
Watch how we throw rubbish into our bins
Phorm Internet spying
Tax disk check cameras
Number plate readers to monitor car movements
Congestion Charge cameras
Watch our credit card purchases
Increasingly RFIDs are used in ever more stuff we buy
Oyster cards allow monitoring of our rail and bus travel
Store loyalty cards as a way to watch what we buy
GPS Phone tracking
Non-GPS phone signal triangulation to monitor where we walk
Experimental automatic Gait Recognition for Human ID tracking at a Distance
Ever more biometric ID recognition in general
Council parking in bus lane fine cameras
Experimental Bluetooth monitoring to trawl for movements
Search engines allow logging of what we are all interested in
Cameras in some jobs watching employees every move
The Tory idea to outsource medical records to Google or Microsoft!!!
... And that's before you add in all the government forms you need to fill in!
... and then we have all the new laws they can use to clamp down on ever more people, (Not least the totally Orwellian RIPA which allows public bodies to carry out surveillance and investigation, including interception of communications). But even simple ones like the Council parking in bus lane fine cameras show no empathy or common sense. I know someone fined by these, for quickly dropping off someone disabled and elderly near their local shops, at the only stopping point that was a bus stop, when they were not even blocking a bus. They got fined for that). Its all ever more ways to clamp down on us all with no empathy or common sense.
Anyway, perhaps I'm missing some from this list?. It would be very interesting to collect a full list, I've never tried to create a full list. Its shocking how many I found. I know some of these are more research areas than others (in fact all of them have on going research to improve them all).
Still I think that would be a scary list even if it was half that size! ... The most scary I think are the ones watching all children, because when they grow up it'll mean the Police State ends up having detailed info on ever more adults in the UK, until they have vast details on most adults, which in a supposedly free country is totally wrong. But then this list shows its not free, even though they keep saying it is.
Anyway, here's the Rowntree Database State report on 46 government databases. (Its the first I've heard of some of them and I didn't list them all here. I just listed some of the more scary ones!). http://www.jrrt.org.uk/uploads/database-state.pdf