Oops… forgot to hit “publish” on this post yesterday:
Some 7,500 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin to express their concerns about personal data privacy as the German government and private companies amass giant databases, organisers said.
Called out by numerous civic organisations and political parties under the banner of “Liberty Instead of Fear!”, the protestors denounced a government database which will collect information on wages, taxes and social payments.
They also protested against electronic passports, electronic health insurance cards, and an accord allowing the United States to access EU banking information as part of anti-terror efforts.
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