the Irish for rights

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

A cartoon for the week which saw both international data privacy day and the enactment of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act, 2011 (No 3 of 2011, not yet available on pdf, but see the Oireachtas site for the Bill; update: noted here by Rossa McMahon), via philosophyblog:

Privacy cartoon, via Philosophy blog

Woman behind shower curtain: Hey! What about my privacy?
Peeping eye: They say that people who worry about their privacy have something to hide …

Earlier posts of mine on this topic: The innocent have nothing to hide? | Traffic Data Retention, Irish-style, returns to the legislative agenda | Nothing to hide?

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  3. Ben says:

    Everybody has something to hide, and that must be one of our human rights to let it remain that way if we desire!

  4. Robert says:

    Which saw both international data privacy day and the enactment of the Communication. They say that people who worry about their privacy have something to hide. Thanks a lot for posting .

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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