According to the recent report published by Cryptohippie Inc., which surveyed 52 countries for having the most aggressive procedures to monitor residents electronically, India ranks No. 20. The report, called 'The Electronic Police State', assessed the status of government surveillance around the globe for 2008.
Not surprisingly, the rankings for the year of 2008 show China and North Korea occupying the top spots as the most complete Electronic Police States in the world, followed by Belarus and Russia. This system hasn't yet reached its full shape in India, but all of the basics are in place and it is not far from complete in some places, notes the report. The UK (England/Wales), US and Singapore follow closely on their heels. In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera (CCTVs, etc.) recording, every email you send, every internet site you surf, every post you make, every check you write, every credit card swipe, every cellphone ping