WE ARE RULED BY POLITICS OF FEAR

Britain is becoming a surveillance society ruled by the technology and the politics of fear, the Liberal Democrats have warned.Home Affairs spokesman Nick Clegg said the Government saw no limits to the use of technology for spying on people.

The conference voted to repeal the ID Cards Act and for the destruction of DNA samples taken from innocent” people. It also called for appropriate regulation of CCTV cameras.

Delegates voted for people to have the right to see any information held on them by public and private sector bodies and correct any errors they found.

Mr Clegg told delegates: “I believe we are on the edge of a new surveillance society ruled by the technology and the politics of fear.”

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