Item description for The Road to Southend Pier: One Man's Struggle Against the Surveillance Society by Ross Clark...
A chance encounter with a talking lamp-post got Ross Clark thinking: is there any escape from Britain's growing surveillance society? He set himself a challenge: could he get to Southend without Big Brother knowing where he had gone? In this entertaining and highly revealing account of his attempt to dodge Britain's 4.3 million CCTV cameras and other forms of surveillance, Ross Clark lays bare the astonishing amount of data which is kept on us by the state and by commercial organisations, and asks what it all means. Among his discoveries are: - An information company in Nottingham seemed to know he has cherry trees in his garden. - If he flies to New York, the FBI will keep a record of what he had for lunch. - 2,700 people are wrongly recorded as criminals on Britain's Police National Computer. - 70 Americans have been implanted with microchips to help identify them if they become lost and confused. - British companies are routinely vetting potential employees by searching MySp
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Harriman House
ISBN 1905641443 ISBN13 9781905641444
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More About Ross Clark
Ross Clark is a journalist who has written extensively for The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday. For some years he wrote a column in The Spectator entitled 'Banned Waggon' which exposed, week by week, the Government's obsession with stopping us doing things. He also writes a regular column for Real Business Magazine, looking at the impact of regulation on business. Ross's previous books include How to Label a Goat: The Silly Rules and Regulations that are Strangling Britain (Hb), The Great Before, a satire on the anti-globalisation movement - www.greatbefore.com and his new book is The Road to Southend Pier.