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Privacy International begins tracking surveillance industry

Publisher: 
TechHive
Publication date: 
24-Nov-2013
Author(s): 
John E Dunn
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 Activist group Privacy International has launched an ambitious project to track the spread of commercial surveillance, spying and tracking technology and the often secretive firms selling into the booming sector.

Compiled from a variety of sources over the last four years, the Surveillance Industry Index includes 1203 documents covering 338 firms, 97 surveillance systems, and 36 countries, including some from the U.S. and U.K.