Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sweden ranks #28 on List regarding Government Surveillance and Respect for Privacy

Privacy International, a human rights group formed as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations, today presented a Privacy and Human Rights global study as mentioned by Opinio Juris in this post.

You will find Sweden covered in the last part of the report.

I do not think that we Swedes are especially happy about finding Sweden mentioned among the countries showing a "systematic failure to uphold safeguards" and to have Sweden closely followed by Israel and the US. The only other EU country with a worse ranking is the UK (#33).

Hopefully the study by Privacy International will send a clear message to the new Swedish government not to continue the policy of the earlier government.

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