This article has got to be of interest to any democratic country that upholds the rule of law.

The piece is entitled, "Britain sets 'bad example' on surveillance, says UN privacy rapporteur" ( The article begins: Britain is setting a bad example by legitimizing rather than outlawing mass surveillance, according to the UN's privacy rapporteur, Joseph Cannataci. He argues that the British security state should stop "setting a bad example to other states" by pursuing measures like "bulk interception and bulk hacking". This story is also reported at Human Rights and Privacy to name a few.

"Other States" (especially smaller less powerful ones) who adopt the UK's bad practices need to be mindful of the fact that they are the ones who end up in the International Criminal Court for example, for committing heinous acts that countries like Britain get away with. So it is always best to abide by the law. Annunaki