Monday, January 23, 2006

Nothing to fear

Marcel Berlins' ears prick up whenever he hears the "nothing to hide" defence of surveillance:

"If you've done nothing wrong, why should you object to your DNA and fingerprints, or CCTV film on which you appear being kept, or your phone being bugged?" This is a dangerous misunderstanding of privacy in a democracy. It is not for the government or police to tell us that we don't really need to exercise our right because we're innocent.

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