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Re: Court Orders Gov't To Disclose GPS Tracking Data

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 05:55:58 +0200
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org
Message-ID: <gsil67h3sa40mmr1l8kr87lu2b5duda48c@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Rigo Wenning wrote:
>Privacy is just the term that represents the power relationship you have
>in mind as far as I understand.

The examples, tracking movements and searching a home, are privacy re-
lated, but you have the same problems with issues that are not privacy
related. Freezing a bank account for instance is not a privacy issue.
Whether something within a justice system is okay or not does not de-
pend on whether it affects privacy, so the reasoning, warrantless GPS
tracking is okay because it does not affect privacy, is wrong, regard-
less of whether, or by how much, "privacy" is affected by doing it, or
by disclosing it publically in some personally identifiable manner.
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