Whatever happened to privacy?, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Conference [VIDEO]

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Just after Snowden revelations about NSA’s programs of bulk, mass surveillance there was hope for political change. Politics gave many promises regarding that issue. We were talking about freezing TFPT agreement till United States explains NSA activities, serious investigation in Brussels to find out what really those programs were about and how it affected fundamental rights of European citizens. We were talking about quickly negotiating new umbrella agreement on exchange of data connected to judicial matters and police cooperation. We were talking about revision of existing agreements on exchange of personal data, like SWIFT and PNR. But now are hearing that we need to rebuild trust, because of trade relations between EU and USA and economic crisis. Now we know that we should not be waiting for political solutions. It seems that the only way to change that situation is to move people’s hearts and then show them alternatives. And hope that they will use them. Watch Katarzyna Szymielewicz (Panoptykon Foundation), Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Technology Collectiv), Jillian York (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Andreas Lehner (CCC und Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.) talk about strategies of resistance against mass surveillance.

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