Thursday, July 31, 2008

We Can Trash You (And We Will)

An outcry over privacy and security erupted today after council snoopers searched household rubbish bins in streets where residents include Mayor of London Boris Johnson and several High Court judges.

A total of 1,000 households in 53 streets across Islington, North London, had their rubbish inspected.

Following a request under the Freedom of Information Act, a council officer admitted: 'No permission was sought from residents as none is required.'

The exercise was part of an in-depth analysis that the council says helps it improve recycling, the officer said.

-- The Daily Mail

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