[connect-bof] Germany and Dtag has some funny ideas http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/deutsche-telekom-pushes-all-german-internet-safe-from-spying-a-933013.html

Gordon Lennox gordon.lennox.13 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 18:14:01 CET 2013


Of course the next twist is that once they have collected some slightly indelicate data for some extreme reason they seem to find it unthinkable not to reuse the data for some other totally banal reason. Well they have gone to all the effort and expense of collecting it so they might as well extract maximum value from it? Whatever...

Seen this so many times.

Gordon


On 13 Nov, 2013, at 14:07, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:

>> The double-irony is that the EU's Data Retention Directive means that
>> they were legally obliged to collect a lot of the data in the first
>> place.
> 
> large organizations, which include governments, do not have it in their
> genes to discard, reduce, ignore, ... data, or to bypass opportunities
> to accrue more data.  it is the opposite.  expecting them to do
> otherwise is naive or silly.  and pick your battles very carefully when
> choosing to push back against some facet of this.
> 
> randy




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