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Big Brother bin searches double in a single year as councils snoop through the rubbish of 30,000 families

Posted By admin On October 17, 2011 @ 8:10 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
October 17, 2011

Council snoopers went through the bins of more than 30,000 families last year.

The figure was double that of the previous year, despite a Coalition pledge to stamp out the intrusive practice.

It was revealed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Daily Mail.

We can reveal that inspectors are building up a disturbingly detailed profile of families’ lives by rifling through their rubbish in secret.

In some cases, they divide the contents into 13 main categories and 52 sub-categories of waste.

Councils claim it is so householders can be targeted for future recycling efforts such as leafleting campaigns. But campaigners fear this data could be passed to other departments such as health or social services.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049886/Big-Brother-bin-searches-double-Councils-snoop-rubbish-30k-families.html

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[3] March of the dustbin Stasi: Half of councils use anti-terror laws to watch people putting rubbish out on the wrong day: http://www.prisonplanet.com/march-of-the-dustbin-stasi-half-of-councils-use-anti-terror-laws-to-watch-people-putting-rubbish-out-on-the-wrong-day.html

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[5] Right of households to rubbish bin collection by councils to be abolished: http://www.prisonplanet.com/right-of-households-to-rubbish-bin-collection-by-councils-to-be-abolished.html

[6] Householders with ‘wrong sort of rubbish’ to be ‘re-educated’ by the bin police: http://www.prisonplanet.com/householders-with-wrong-sort-of-rubbish-to-be-re-educated-by-the-bin-police.html

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