Guy Herbert
director and general secretary, NO2ID; director, Marjacq

Guy Herbert tweets, irresponsibly, as @guy_herbert. He is a privacy advocate, and a critic of state surveillance and lifestyle policing. He is general secretary of campaign group NO2ID – which united all-party opposition to the Home Office’s National Identity Register scheme – and in 2004 coined the phrase ‘the database state’ to describe social control through the collection and distribution of personal information. He has worked in publishing and computer games, has written for a wide range of publications, and is now director of London literary agency Marjacq Scripts.

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