Christian Engström, Pirat

25 juni 2013

Do offline legislators deserve the votes of the 250 million net-generation Europeans?

Filed under: English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 10:48

In an opinion piece in New Europe I write:

Secrecy of correspondence and the right to privacy are technology neutral. They do not magically stop applying because somebody chooses to use a modern communications technology. Yet, we have seen a wiretapping scandal unfold with the United States’ security agency NSA in the past weeks which goes way beyond anything Stasi had at its disposal, and which had been green-lighted with a strange attitude that the net isn’t where adult people communicate, so it doesn’t matter.

That attitude is, to put it quite bluntly, not good enough for the 250 million Europeans of the net generation.

Read more at New Europe


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