Leaving people exposed
- Privacy International has released a review of how privacy is
protected in the European Union members and other countries. IP says
it's the most comprehensive survey of global privacy so far. Germany
is rated the best with a score of 3.9, China the worst (1.3).
Slovakia (2.5) is in the middle, and the US (2.0) about three-quarters
down among the 37 rated countries.
Slovakia is rated particularly good in the constitutional protection
category, and as middling in most others.
The US is rated particularly good in the communications data retention
category and in democratic safeguards, and among the worst in the
categories of statutory protection, privacy enforcement,
communications interception, workplace monitoring, travel-finance
surveillance, and leadership.
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