Chris Barton writes:
Our Supreme Court has handed down a chilling ruling about the state’s right to invade individual privacy – particularly when it’s contained, as it is so often these days, on computers or mobile phones.
It was a ruling that undermines the fundamental tenet that every person’s home (or computer or mobile phone) is their castle and that they are protected by law against any illegal intrusion onto their property or their person. It’s a ruling that rides roughshod over our right to be left alone, our right to privacy – a key democratic freedom enshrined in common law, here in our Bill of Rights and in the Unites States Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.
Read more of his detailed commentary on the Dotcom ruling in New Zealand Herald.