Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Data Retention Directive

This week, the european union's "data retention directice" was introduced in Norway (where I live).
The directive will store all of traffic data for e-mail, various types of telephony and Internet access, identities and the timing for the communication and location data for mobile communications. This has been debated for a long time. The government has gone against the people, in spite of large demonstrations. The Government believes this will control the privacy, but it does the very opposite. Now suddenly everyone is looked upon as possible criminals and guilty people.
Should the government have control of all you private messages, e-mails and so on? What do you think?


43 comments:

  1. Should the government have control of all you private messages, e-mails and so on?

    no. never. haha

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  2. They should NOT control the private stuff. It's not their business!

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  3. I don't think they should have acess to records like that, but i can see how it is usefull to them. It *should* be harmless to the public unless they are doing things they shouldnt be.

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  4. Yeah no it's not really right to have that kind of access. It's a violation of privacy for sure. Supporting and following. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  5. And they said 1984 was just a book...

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  6. Dear lord! This is just typical of those in power, trying to control everyone. Why do more people not protest this?

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  7. Eff that. What I do is my privacy. Not that I do anything illegal, but still

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  8. Government should have control over that shit.

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  9. This is a little excessive, JK
    a lot.

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  10. Emails and such are private, the government has no business messing with that.

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  11. Keep posting I'll keep readding ;D

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  12. What AP0976 said - "Eff that". Quite literally, EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberty group) in the US would fight that to the death.

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  13. wow that really sucks, I hate when government pulls BS out like this.

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  14. Ugh.....the kind of stuff just makes me want to punch a monkey and everyone knows how much i think monkeys are adorable. I would revolt against the govt if they did such a thing.

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  15. Absolutely not, it's a disgrace. The internet is such a free place, its a shame to see governments interfering.

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  16. I dont think they should, unless they have really strong evidence that someone is doing something wrong.

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  17. What about my privacy? This is a step in the wrong direction

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  18. Privacy shall be preserved and the power abuse of the goverment towards it should be restrained. For this to happen, however, we must persevere.

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  19. i believe everyone should have privacy until it can be proven OR reasonably suspected that you are a criminal.

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  20. As MD Flodstorm said, what about my privacy?!

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  21. How could they possibly think they are helping people x.x

    Oh, and "Écrit sur les murs de l'abîme" means roughly "Written on the Abyss Wall"

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  22. thanks! Hackers are threatening the government. They will hack their websites

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  23. thanks for sharing!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com

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  24. No, they shouldn't. That's scary, really scary.

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  25. Yeah this s quite alarming. Forget all of that mumbo jumbo. No thanks.

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  26. It's crasy. THey also talk about putting a black box in France. We have to make front to save our last freedom !

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  27. Simple answer: No.

    Heard about this from a friend (who's also from Norway) and I thought he was kidding. This is really sad news.

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  28. Woah, that's pretty scary. Time to start wearing tinfoil hats.

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  29. some crazy stuff right there.

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  30. Definitely not. What if the server that holds all of that valuable info gets destroyed? Or worse, stolen...

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  31. Kind of terrifying to imagine them in control of so much.

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  32. all around the world everyone is losing their privacy and freedoms...

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  33. Love the blog man! Keep up the great work!

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  34. I've heard about this and was appalled that it went through. This information should not be stored nor be available to anyone. When you send an e-mail, you trust that you and the recipient are the only ones reading it, but now that isn't true. A government or law enforcement agency shouldn't be able to view any personal material without a proper warrant.

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