Governments that spy on their own people agree with other governments that spy on their own people that it's ok to spy on everyone as long as you share that information.
The much-heralded first review of the EU‑US Privacy Shield Framework that governs the flow of personal information across the Atlantic has concluded – and would you believe it? Representatives of the EU and US think it's doing fine. The two-day review is an annual requirement written into the new framework after the previous …
@<other>AC Quote: "...as long as you share that information"
Well.....not quite. "...as long as you keep all that information secret and only share that information with other civil servants, spooks, spies, police personnel, NHS personnel, etc etc etc...."
.....but not with the citizens who are paying for the spying.....
.....and might want to check whether the secret files held on them are accurate.....
Oh no, no, no...that would stop the civil servants, spooks, spies, etc from "keeping us safe".....
Quite apart from the problem that every recent outrage has been committed by individuals "already known to the security services".....that has NOTHING to do with it!!!
"Look, kid - what was it, Matt? ...Max? Yeah okay Max, you caught us with our pants down and did a great job pointing that out, so yeah, good for you, kid. But see, now we'll just sit down and proceed shitting and that will be that - we're done humouring you. The gears need to keep turning, and compared to them, you're not the wrench - you're less than a speck of dust. You're a smart kid... I'm sure you get my drift. So what happens now is you turn around, walk out that door and we'll never see you again. One way or another. Have a nice life!"