US gov’t agencies sued over Facebook surveillance” (, 02 December 2009) Different watchdogs decided to ask the US federal government for their guidelines in how they use social networks to monitor citizens’ behaviours.

A similar policy would not be amiss in the UK given the new UK cybersecurity Centre and the complete inadequacy of the RIPA to protect citizens’ privacy from interference by whichever government agencies “Government curbs councils’ Ripa powers” (, 04 November 2009)

UK cybersecurity centre starting operations in March” (, 13 November 2009)

and the more general view of Thomas Berners-Lee “Web under threat from ‘snooping’ authorities” (Euractiv, 04 December 2010)

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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