Reports note that US ranks near the bottom for privacy protection, on par with Russia, China, and Malaysia -- and also is flunking on press freedoms
Posted by Bruce E.H. Johnson
Privacy International has issued its annual Privacy and Human Rights Study analyzing privacy protections around the world. The study ranks the United States near the bottom for privacy protections, calling it an "extensive surveillance society."
In failing to provide privacy rights, the U.S. is in very interesting company, as one news account noted:
Privacy International ranked 36 nations around the globe, including all European Union nations and other major democracies, and determined that in categories such as enforcement of privacy laws, the U.S. is on par with countries like China, Russia and Malaysia.