Sep 122010
 September 12, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

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.


  One Response to “7,500 Germans rally for greater data privacy”

  1. We must all take a stand against this kind of data-storage. If history has shown us anything, it has shown us that storing this information ALWAYS leads to the information being leaked.

    Of course, we must watch out for the ‘little things’ as well. Do we leave our email on someone’s server? If so, we better encrypt it with TrulyMail, GPG, or something like that. Leaving our unencrypted messages on someone’s server is just asking for this same kind of problem.

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