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20 June 2008

Security versus freedom


How to maintain a fair balance between national and individual security and traditional freedoms and human rights is an important political issue in Britain. We have been forced to accept increasing intrusion into our private lives by government agencies. Some fear we are living in a world similar to that depicted in George Orwell's "1984." The development of closed circuit television (CCTV) has led to a huge increase in the number of security cameras on highways, buses and trains, as well as in public places. The use of CCTV may have reduced crime rates and increased convictions.

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