The rise of surveillance techniques in everyday life are being examined by a Scots university.
Stirling University has opened the first research centre of its kind in Europe, which looks at the ways in which companies and the public sector are now gathering information about the public.
The research looks at obvious elements of the ‘surveillance society’ such as CCTV cameras, but also looks at how items like supermarket loyalty cards and website cookies are used to keep track of people.
On Tuesday’s edition of Scotland Tonight Professor William Webster, from the university's new research unit, was joined by former chairman of the Scottish Police Federation Les Gray to discuss the implications surveillance systems have for people’s privacy.
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