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Reach: Is Big Brother Watching You?

9:07 AM MDT | May 21, 2009 |

Lisa Allen

The recent news that the Reach-IT portal can be accessed by the Reach Competent Authorities (who have implemented ECHA’s strict security measures) will doubtless raise concerns that this is yet another sign our world is ever more becoming subject to the watchful eye of ‘Big Brother’. Everyday we see security cameras in shops and offices, CCTV on the streets of our towns and cities, ID cards being introduced around the world, and notices on public transport warning that we are under surveillance.  Debate continues about whether these...

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