Which Governments Prioritise Privacy, and Which Lay On the Spying?

By Lily Newman on at

Privacy is on everyones' minds in the U.S. since revelations about the NSA exploded. You can't talk on the phone about some casual pot smoking anymore without your friend making the, "Hi NSA!" joke. And apparently for good reason.

So Backgroundchecks.org pulled together a bunch of sources to make a global privacy scoreboard and rank the top five best and top five worst countries in terms of government surveillance. It's interesting to see how governments go about monitoring different media and why. Better luck next time Bahrain and Nigeria, but nicely done Spain. [VentureBeat]

Which Governments Prioritize Privacy and Which Lay On the Spying?