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1 Kommentar zu “(Deutsch) Sicherheit und Privatsphäre, über vermeintliche und begründete Ängste”

  1. Chris Wood (Monday August 25th, 2008)

    I agree with Roland. England, the home of George Orwell, worries much less about data privacy, which may be why CDs full of personal information keep getting lost there. But I don’t think this causes great problems. I think Germany goes too far in protecting privacy against the right to information. This particularly affects employers, who cannot legally find out about possible recruits.
    Privacy has increased greatly in the last few hundred years. When most people lived in villages, the whole village usually knew what they were up to.
    But one thing does worry me. In Germany, one normally signs when paying by credit card, in England, one usually gives a PIN. For a swindle with signature, one can generally point out that the signature was forged. With a PIN, one doesn’t have this chance.

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