15 août 2009

Private sphere : for bank secrecy, not CCTV

Tenants of the banking secrecy in Switzerland and else appeal to the protection of the private sphere of individuals to give a philosophical basis to fiscal evasion and fraud. OK. But the private sphere also ecompasses other aspect of human life than money. It encompasses freedom of thinking, of gathering, of religion, etc. So my point is simple: I'll reconsider my position on the the private sphere approach of banking secrecy when the people promoting it will agree to ...dismantle all CCTV on the public domain, filming all of us.... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2009

CCTV, videosurveillance: paradigm shift

Everybody has as opinion on CCTV and videosurveillance. The majority of the population, when asked in surveys, is in favour, up to a proportion of 75%. As with topics discussed broadly and where each opinon is supposed to be valid, we are lost in oceans of opinions, thus we loose the real, fundamental view. The criminal law is based in our societies on a philosophical assumption: nobody is guilty until proven so. But what does happen with videosurveillance? We turn the assumption upside down and state implicitly that everybody is a... [Lire la suite]
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