I described how Britain already had a reputation for deploying the most intrusive surveillance
systems against its own people anywhere in the Western world and how
“Pre-Crime” systems were being tested with police using big data to
stalk potential offenders who’ve yet to break the law.
At the time I also mentioned that police departments around the world
were partnering with private companies to use public data, personal
information and algorithms to predict where illegal actions are most
likely to occur and, crucially, who is most likely to commit them.