How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance

Thousands of cameras, millions of photographs, terabytes of data. You’re tracked, wherever you go.

James Bridle
Dec 18, 2013 · 29 min read

It is the most extensive system of its kind in the world.

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Three police forces spotted Peter Chapman. Between them they cover a combined area of more than 10,000 square km.
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In the space of three days, 16 alerts were generated by Chapman’s car. Each one urged police to arrest the driver.
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Mohammed Hasseen, Jewel Uddin, Anzal Hussain, Zohaid Ahmed, Omar Khan and Mohammed Saud were convicted for a total of 111 years
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The photograph of Michael Katz-Lacabe and his daughters from the local police report
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In 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union mapped the data retention policies of American police departments.
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John Catt
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London riots. Matthew Lloyd/Getty

This shock stems from a breakdown of consent.

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