Daily Mail — “We’re now living in a growing surveillance state and a civil liberties landslide”

Big Brother Watch Team / December 3, 2020

There’s no law prohibiting people from travelling between tiers. And as we’ve warned for years, there’s not even a specific law for ANPR.

This is not policing by consent.

We must stop the growing surveillance state and this civil liberties landslide.

Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch said:

“This is not policing by consent.

“There’s no law prohibiting people from travelling between tiers, and in fact not even a specific law underpinning the mass surveillance system that is ANPR. We’re now living in a growing surveillance state and a civil liberties landslide.

“I’d urge North Yorkshire Police to retract threats of border checks and use police officers’ time more wisely.”

Daily Mail — ‘The local Gestapo are at it again!’: North Yorkshire police spark fury by launching border patrols with number plate recognition cameras to stop people crossing from Tier 3 to Tier 2

Independent — Police deploy border patrols and number plate recognition cameras to track drivers moving between tier 3 and 2