Friday, 24 April 2009

State Security - it's not just us, then

Proof, if it were needed, that events such as the Convention on Modern Liberty have brought together concerns on both the left and right of the political spectrum about the EU origin of much of what we regard as oppressive and intrusive interference with our freedoms comes in an excellent analysis by Statewatch of the return of the German internal State Security architecture to something not seen there since 1945.

Germany has already abolished the privileged status of journalists. Only clerics, defence lawyers and politicians are exempted from 'casual' (i.e. non-targeted) electronic interception and surveillance. German bloggers, of course, have no protection.

Read it, and be very afraid.

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