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Re: [ What Price for Privacy]
This guy is known for establishing police policy in the Ottawa region that
violates people's civil rights. He justifies these policies by exagerating
"criminal risk". He starting a program in conjunction with some of the big
apartment rental agencies to do background checks on new tenants in order to
"prevent criminals" from moving into the buildings. The fact that this program
invades the privacy of everyone else wanting to move into these buildings is
irrelevant to him. There are many more examples which I won't waste bandwidth
"Austin Hill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Article in Canadian Business Magazine,
> I love the outtakes that are really Hard Copy'sh. Especially the comment
> "People can do all kinds of things with this," says
> Brian Ford, police chief in Ottawa-Carleton.
> "Drug deals, bank frauds, telemarketing schemes.
> They could plan a murder over the Internet,and
> do it with impunity"
> hmmm.....Telemarketing schemes? Plan a murder? How does this differ from
> having a private conversation in a bar, or just having encryption? Murder,
> Drug deals? How can these things occur online? It's funny how the
> Internet, encryption and now anonymity & privacy on the Internet seem to get
> blamed for all these things despite the fact that none of them occur in
> Cyberspace alone. Goes to show that even Canadian's have the ability to
> raise the specter of the four horseman.
> I'm sure this is just a sample of some of the flack we are going to get for
> trying to protect the privacy of the 99.9% of people who are going to use
> this to be private, not worry about S.L.A.P libel suits (Strategic Lawsuits
> Against Public Participation, i.e. Philips vs. John Does), or worry that a
> discussion they have today in a mailing list, chat room or newsgroup will
> follow them around for the next 50 years.
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