Martin Eddy

Privacy, Personal Freedoms, Politics and Technology

Did you know that Sweden’s security authority FRA wiretaps all of Sweden’s population, all of the time?

I have just finished reading Sweden, Paradise Lost: Part 1 – General Wiretapping – Falkvinge on Infopolicy  by Rick Falkvinge. It highlights for me why it is no longer acceptable for politicians to not ‘get’ technology.

Like our politicians, they have fallen for the rubbish that security agencies trot out all the time, “We need this law to continue the status quo and to keep up with technology”. The only elected politician that I know of to challenge this assertion in Australia is Senator Scott Ludlam from the Greens as discussed by Renai LeMay over at Delimiter. We need to put more pressure on our federal MPs to actually pay attention to the sort of laws that will completely remove any privacy that we once had.

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