After the Paris attacks, democratic societies can reasonably ask whether the right to remain anonymous, be it online or travelling around Europe, should remain near-absolute. As long as there is proper democratic oversight of those handling the data, Europeans will have to give up some anonymity to preserve the liberty and security that matter. In an open internet, the security of personal data and identities should be preserved with strong and ubiquitous encryption. In an open Europe, personal safety is best safeguarded by police and intelligence services sharing information as seamlessly as do the terrorists.
The Terrorist In The Data
- by From The Print Edition: Briefing
- Nov. 26, 2015
- 11 min read