Terror laws 'eat away at privacy'

Monday, 9 September 2002, 9:55 AM EST

The UK is one of the worse places in the world for privacy with the internet playing a huge part in the erosion of rights, a report has found.

A 400-page study compiled by Privacy International and the US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center paints a grim picture of the state of privacy in a post-11 September world.

"The internet is being turned into a surveillance device and eventually surveillance will be a core design component of computers," warned Simon Davies, head of Privacy International.

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