Right to privacy

In Poland the newspaper Gazeta Prawna reported in October 2012 that a shale gas company had sent spies into local communities that have expressed concerns about the environmental impact of fracking. Gazeta Prawna accessed a government document, which stated the following: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received from one of the energy companies, engaged in exploration of shale gas, a copy of the record of a discussion among anti-shale associations (…) the content of the enclosed information indicates a significant radicalization of positions of NGOs in relation to shale gas.”

Read more: ‘Spying activities on Anti-Fracking Groups in Poland Impede Open Debate about the Risks of Shale Gas’ from Food and Water Watch.