Category Archive: Border control

An exciting new Periodic Table reveals the elements of surveillance

By Simon Davies Getting to grips with how the world ended up under a blanket of extensive surveillance can be a challenge, even for the experts. Surveillance is now so deeply embedded in our societies and legal systems that understanding its causes is a full-time task. With this in mind Privacy Surgeon is pleased to …

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Canadian border officials go to Red Alert over chocolate trafficking drama

By Simon Davies Canadian customs officials interrogated and strip searched a young visitor from Britain earlier this week after he admitted bringing chocolates across the border. The 21 year old Oxford University student (who we’ll call Edward Smith, for the sake of anonymity) was traveling with the author of this blog from New York to …

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Why Britain’s neurosis about illegal immigrants is bad for our privacy

By Simon Davies In case you missed this nugget, two weeks ago UK border guards swooped on US comedian Joan Rivers as she attempted to land a fishing boat in the company of a TV crew. It was an understandable mistake. Cunning illegal immigrants are apparently adopting ever-more ingenious tactics to board this island, including …

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