posted Oct 18, 2000

Privacy Treaty a Global Invasion?
Surveillance and Privacy from Government
10/18/2000; 9:00:53 AM 'Civil liberty groups are vexed over a proposed treaty that would grant more surveillance powers to U.S. and European police agencies, and expand copyright crimes.

'Thirty groups -- from North America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe -- said this week that the treaty "improperly extends the police authority of national governments" and places the privacy of Internet users and the freedom of computer programmers at risk.'

There's just no other way to say it: This treaty sucks. It criminalizes anything that looks vaguely criminal, but the problem is, everything looks vaguely criminal to someone.


 

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