In Burger with a Side of Spies (editorial, NYT 5/7), Eric Schlosser calls for legislation to protect people from private entities, á la the Bill of rights.
The article discusses a number of incidents, including spying and infiltration
– by HP on journalists;
– by a private security firm on Greenpeace & other environmentalist groups; and
– most recently, Burger King on the Student/Farmworker Alliance.
I note that the article did not cover the related litigation against the RIAA’s minions, spying on your networks. Similarly, the article did not cover companies’ growing abuses of their employees. Still, a good start.