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The former head of MI6 has hit out at what he called 'striking and disturbing' invasions of privacy by the Big Brother state - claiming some are an 'abuse' of the law.
Sir Richard Dearlove, who led the Secret Intelligence Service from 1999 to 2004, publicly attacked the 'loss of liberties' caused by expanding surveillance powers, and described some police operations as 'mind-boggling.'
He warned that ambitious Home Office plans for a vast internet surveillance database were 'a step too far...
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma of the kind
which human ingenuity may not, by proper application resolve.
Edgar Allen Poe, The Gold Bug
Twelve techniques of neutralization are discussed in detail in Marx (2003). Table 1 defines the types and
Table 2 (below) offers illustrations from the workplace context. Equivalent examples can be shown for
other contexts such as the marketplace, government and interpersonal relations