1997-06-14 - Re: There’s no general right to privacy – get over it, from Netly

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-14 00:04:02 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 08:04:02 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 08:04:02 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: There's no general right to privacy -- get over it, from Netly
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Declan McCullagh <declan@pathfinder.com> writes:

> I suspect the scare about privacy has led to muddled thinking.
> Free speech is a right that strictly limits the government's ability to
> control what you say. We should have a similar right of privacy from the
> government.
> But I give up my free speech "rights" when I attend a college with a wacky
> speech code or go to work at a company with workplace speech policies. My
> choices in those situations are governed by my free speech preferences.
> Similarly, I give up my privacy "rights" when I go to unknown web sites,
> apply for a loan, or post to Usenet, etc. These also are preferences.

I agree with the above.

I also wish for (and work on) technology solutions to do things like post
to Usenet w/o giving up one's privacy.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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