Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Danish Privacy laws issue

I woke up this morning to hear that some 7 people were arrested in Denmark for plotting terrorist acts. Am sure glad they caught them.

But added to that was a comment that maybe the Danish parliament wants to increase surveillance in Denmark so it does not happen again.

There was a neat comment from the former director of the Danish Investigative Police saying something like, we don't need to increase the surveillance as the recently foiled plot was an evidence that the current system is enough. I.e. Don't fix it if it isn't broken!

Then there was a whole radio program on Danish Radio P3 following this about "I don't mind more surveillance, I've got nothing to hide" - well at least that is how it started.

What a narrow minded view, I mean the massive surveillance is fine if everyone was totally honest and totally operating on the greater good. But are they?

Someone should take some of the radio programs they make, edit it a bit and show them what a not-so-honest person could make out of it.

The funniest part is how they repeatedly compared to New York and London as ideals, saying that they have it and nobody minds. But someone didn't check their facts, as in, are their crime statistics better since? Nope.

So really, why fix it if is isn't broken?

1 comment:

Martin said...

Just spotted something pretty cool. An awesome little video on the Right to Privacy which should show the pro's and con's of more surveillance.
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