Did you know that we are sharing data about our citizens with international security organizations and they with us? It’s true. One could say this global safety net is for our protection, and yet, I wonder. You see, as a business person whose done business internationally, I hate to think all my communication data is being shared with others in other governments, who can use that data, sell it to my competitors or interfere in my business efforts. Whose idea was this?
“Oh, we need it for global security against terrorists” they say. Well, if we were not busy having wars for oil resources, or stirring up the hornet’s nest in the middle east, there would be a lot less terrorism in the world. Do we really need to collect data at this level on all of our citizens?