Re: [ga-sys] Territorial approach to privacy issues
William S. Lovell wrote on 13.06.01, 17:34:31:
> U. S. Presidential elections aside, the law is the law.
> protection of privacy has long been a cultural tradition in Europe,
> much more so than in the U.S., and for quite a historically long time.
> Joanna's assumption is perfectly valid. (Let's hear from one of our
> other EU people on this, such as Jefsey, huh?)
I agree with Joanna's description: There are obviously
also differences in the degree of privacy protection
between European countries, but the difference between
the European and the U.S. privacy protection seems to
be much stronger. For example in Germany, the right
to 'informational self-determination' is constitutionally
protected, and even though the privacy protection is
already stronger than in the U.S., still 47% of the Germans
believe that more should be done to protect their privacy
(representative survey by BAT Freizeit-Forschungsinstitut
> "William X. Walsh" wrote:
>> Hello Joanna,
>> Wednesday, June 13, 2001, 1:30:55 AM, Joanna Lane wrote:
>> > The EU Privacy law was made by a democratically elected government, that
>> > represents the voice of the majority of people in its 15 nations.
>> This implies that the laws passed by politicians automatically are
>> acceptable to over half of the population.
>> That is a faulty assumption.
>> You cannot say that a majority of Europeans support the law simply
>> because it was passed by the EU's elected politicians.
>> That is not a fair statement to make.
>> Best regards,
>> William X Walsh
>> Owner, Userfriendly.com
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