Scottish court: your neighbours owe you for the distress of pointing a CCTV at your back yard and recording your conversations


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/15/scottish-court-your-neighbour.html


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Already, some people are starting to restrict their digital movements and their conversations as they are “aware that they are being recorded and do not know the extent of the coverage.”

As predicted:


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“They have all been severely restricted in the use and enjoyment of their own home,” Sheriff Ross said. “They voluntarily restrict their external movements. They restrict their conversations, both inside and outside their home, as they are aware that they are being recorded and do not know the extent of the coverage.”

Yyyyup. Equally applicable to mass government surveillance and something a lot of people have been saying for years - those who were paying attention.


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I enjoy the use of high power laser pointers at home. Oops, was that your camera?


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Are politicians similarly aware of ubiquitous surveillance? Are they feeling the same kind of oppression? It doesn’t seem to affect the quality or amount of their jibber jabber. They do, however, appear to have better access to state protection of their rights.


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Don’t forget to get the microphone too.


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