4 Matching Annotations
- Apr 2020
For instance, one recent blog entry from the Irish Data Protection Commission discussing events at schools borders on the absurd:“Take the scenario whereby a school wants to take and publish photos at a sports day – schools could inform parents in advance that photographs are going to be taken at this event and could provide different-coloured stickers for the children to wear to signify whether or not they can be photographed,” the Commission suggested. The post goes on to discuss the possibility of schools banning photographs at a high school musical, but suggests that might be unwieldy.
Suddenly even linking to data was an excuse to get raided by the FBI and potentially face serious charges. Even more concerning is that Brown linked to data that was already public and others had already linked to.
I could have released this data anonymously like everyone else does but why should I have to? I clearly have no criminal intent here. It is beyond all reason that any researcher, student, or journalist have to be afraid of law enforcement agencies that are supposed to be protecting us instead of trying to find ways to use the laws against us.
- laws/law enforcement agencies are supposed to be protecting us
- good intentions
- journalist rights
- researcher rights
- intent to commit/facilitate a crime
- don't turn innocent people into criminals (through bad laws)
- unfortunate policies/laws
- a government for the people?
- fear of prosecution/legal harassment
- Apr 2019
The diagram above highlights the wastefulness and out-of-this-world-economics that applies to City of Sydney priorities in the Sydney CBD.