Re: [ga-sys] Territorial approach to privacy issues
Alexander Svensson wrote:
> Hello Bill,
> William S. Lovell wrote on 13.06.01, 17:34:31:
> > U. S. Presidential elections aside, the law is the law.
> > Moreover,
> > 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
Beautiful! If you have access to it, send us a copy, and we'll
get it into the U. S. Constitution and the 'Rules of the Road'
for the Internet. (I can hear the 'no government control of
the Internet' crowd now, but quite frankly, I'd rather have the
FBI protecting my rights than Mr. Walsh's market forces.)
> 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
> Best regards,
> /// Alexander
> > "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
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