Re: Re: [ga-sys] EU Ministers Split on Unsolicited Email ban
Chris McElroy aka NameCritic
----- Original Message -----
From: "William X. Walsh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Eric Dierker" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Joanna Lane" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; "ga-sys"
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ga-sys] EU Ministers Split on Unsolicited Email ban
> Hello Eric,
> Thursday, June 28, 2001, 6:28:24 PM, Eric Dierker wrote:
> > Joanna and Bill,
> > I get your points and appreciate them. What I would like to know is; Is
> > more public awareness of privacy matters in Europe than in the Americas
or is it
> > that the top-down guys are more responsible and less prone to cave into
> > police interests? OTOH it may be neither, so my question is why is
> > concern and respect for privacy in Europe and how do we get some of that
> Actually, Europe as a rule more easy caves in on privacy when it deals
> with law enforcement. America has much more freedom from that as a
Yeah we have Echelon and Carnivore here. Our police don't need permission.
> I don't think there is more concern about privacy in EU, to be clear.
> I think the entire thing is a dog and pony show for the EU parliament
> to assert itself in some way on an "easy" topic to try and get
> concessions from the US, and thus more "legitimize" themselves.
> Don't bother trying to convince me otherwise, Joanna :) I respect we
> disagree on this, and if you want to post to the list to dispute my
> assessment, for others, by all means do, but if the only reason is to
> convince me otherwise, save the bytes :)
> Best regards,
> William X Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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