[cryptome] Facebook Class Action on Data Protection

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:56 +0000

Member of Facebook? According to them, you are a legal incompetent, a mad person or a child, and therefore have no right to resort to law to protect your private information being given out to other organisations such as the NSA or GCHQ, or used for unknown or nefarious purposes? You have no copyright in your data either. According to the Irish Registrar for Data Protection, you can't complain to him...well you can, but he will just ignore it, as Facebook, which comes under his jurisdiction, doesn't export any private data from Ireland.


Live outside of the USA and Canada? Live in Europe. Ask Facebook for a copy of your personal data. DON'T download the software download, as it only reveals a tiny amount of your information, and doing so prevents you from exercising your legal rights. Demand a copy of all information which Facebook holds on you.. Join, or register for the class action at url:
 http://www.europe-v-facebook.org/EN/en.html

Remember US Citizens have citizens rights over their data protection, but non- US citizens and the rest of the world have no rights because US citizens don't have human rights and EU citizens do...complicated...in it... :-). The shit is now hitting the fan regarding the mass surveillance and gathering of information by security and intelligence services. Safe Harbour is no guarantee of rights in the US.

On another subject relating to Facebook. Mr. Rifkind, of the British Intelligence oversight board ( a rather nice Conservative Scot, who was once minister of Defence and though public school educated, manages to speak with the remnants of a Scots accent) is adamant that social networks, such as Facebook should hand over information about terrorists as well as child abusers to British Law Enforcement. If they had done so in the first place, the recent cutting off of the head of a British Soldier in Woolwich would never have happened, even though a warrant for surveillance had been issued against one of the perpetrators on the day of the crime!

Should Facebook report terrorist posts to the state Authorities, as it does child abusers in the UK and the USA..Of course they should...and they should also make the information available to the rest of the world too. After all, in the war against terrorism, the terrorist and the United States government, recognises no borders. Why should we? Why not share it all with the Chinese and the Russians, the Indians and Pakistanis, the Afghans and the Iraquis...don't they have the right to know so that they too, can protect their populations?
ATB
Dougie.




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