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How Private Contractors Are Profiting from Government Surveillance

Publisher: 
Vice
Publication date: 
11-Feb-2014
Author(s): 
Joseph Cox
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 "At no point do we see the level of accountability that we would expect from an institution providing surveillance services," said Matthew Rice from Privacy International. In fact, he continued, the only people who keep these guys in check are those with a financial stake in their performance. "The general public, voters or a constituency base are not the ones who ultimately hold private companies accountable, but shareholders who want to make sure they are getting a good value for their investment."