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The recent revelation about the scope of surveillance has been shocking even for national leaders, who are generally aware of secret national security programmes and their implications. But the debate should also focus on another very important point: the responsibility of our legislators.
By Vigjilenca Abazi
The revelation of NSA surveillance brings a new dimension to the very old debate on government secrecy vs. citizens’ privacy: its scope. It is the scope of surveillance that has actually surprised national leaders and led them to a strong reaction, which one could agree is intended for “public consumption” as opposed to genuine concern for privacy protection. However, a draft UN Resolution declaring a deep concern for human right violations circulated by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Dilma Rousseff, two national leaders whose phones were tapped, seem to raise more alarm than a mere PR response. Besides phone tapping of national leaders, in […]

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