Surveilling Europe

With “The most spied upon people in Europe” the BBC tries to give an overview of European countries and the level of surveillance their respective citizens have to cope with. Germany, Britain, France, Denmark, Greece and Italy, which to my surprise the authors claim is the most surveilled country of those six.

Italians are among the most spied upon people in the world. That’s the conclusion of the authoritative German scientific think-tank, the Max Planck Institute, which reports that Italy leads the world with 76 intercepts per 100,000 people each year.

Funny enough it was a German research institute from the Max Planck network that did the study – though they do not say which it was.

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