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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24 mai 2009

Switzerland: Schengen neutral to security

As Switzerland voted on the integration of the Schengen acquis into Swiss law, many parties pretended that security would be reduced, with more criminals being able to enter the country uncontrolled at the borders. This of course was non-sens, since only 90% of the entrants used to be checked in the non-Schengen system. Now, an interesting, challenging exercise will take place: how to prove that Schengen did increase security? It will be impossible to do. In the semi-evaluation we have already be presented, police froces and... [Lire la suite]
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