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No Pesky Privacy Privileges in China, Either

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July 31, 2008

When it comes to China, the Olympics and surveillance, OpenLeft’s Daniel DeGroot reminds us of a very good point: When it comes to privacy safeguards, China, along with the United States, the U.K. and Russia, are “black”—meaning, the worst of the worst— on Privacy International’s map of the world’s surveillance societies.

We enumerated back in January the Bush administration policies that won us this dubious distinction.

For those of you who are heading to China for some good, old-fashioned fun (under the watchful eyes of the thousands surveillance cameras the Chinese government has installed, for your and the athletes’ safety, of course), The New York Times has collected the numerous handy guides for journalists covering the human rights situation in China. They’re intended for journos, but are useful for anyone who wishes to communicate—or blog—under the radar (so to speak).

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