We have recently moved the
Creative Class Exchange.

Please update your bookmarks with our new address at www.creativeclass.com

We look forward to your comments and discussion.

Thank you.

Posts by Author

  • Global Trends
  • Ask Rana: Advice on Work, Life and Play
  • Urban Digs, Creative Class Communities
  • Workplace
  • Entrepreneurship, Creative Class Strategies
  • Creative Class Research and Indicators
  • Architecture + Design

Video Interview

Watch a Speech

Hear a Speech




January 02, 2008

Richard Florida

The Orwell Index

« Waiting for Themidor | Main | Keeping It Real »


Here's a world map of the state of surveillance based on measures developed by Privacy International. The US takes the cake in terms of "statutory protections and privacy enforcement," where it is the worst ranking country of all. The UK and Russia are also leading "Orwell Index" countries along with India, the Philippines and Malaysia. Canada remains one of the handful of countries that has thus far avoided the Orwellian path.

The full report (via Wired) is here.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Orwell Index:



Looks like freedom from surveillance is in Africa and Latin America!!??


I think gray means "no data", so you might do well there... or you might not. Greece is the only country that ranks above 3/5.

The comments to this entry are closed.