East Germanys Spy Files Competing

EAST GERMANY’S SPY FILES: COMPETING ISSUES OF PRIVACY AND OPENNESS

Thought for the day:

“Neighbours spied on the people living next door and there were instances of one spouse spying on the other, Dr Alexander Dix, Brandenburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection and the first in Germany with responsibility for access to information, told the International Symposium on Freedom of Information and Privacy held recently in Auckland.”

Click here for more on the techniques of surveillance, monitoring and intimidation of the East German secret police, which are now being promoted by the so-called Middle East Forum and by implication the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, which has the MEF director as a research associate:

http://www.privacy.org.nz/privword/44stasi.html

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