Friday, January 4, 2008

How Solid are your Privacy Rights?

The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Centre and the UK-based Privacy International have released a comprehensive report on the state of privacy around the world. How solid are your privacy rights?

If you live in the US or UK you are in the same class as those living in Malaysia, Russia and China. People living in Greece, Romania (go figure, given where Romania was a couple of decades ago), and Canada fair the best, though Canada's ranking slipped two levels from "Significant protections and safeguards" to "Some safeguards but weakened protections". Among the other findings:
The study is well worth a look.

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