Spent the afternoon in a demonstration against Lex Nokia or snooping law. Our mighty statement got to the front page of Helsingin Sanomat as pictured above. Pretty good for another bystander. It’s Herkko on the left, Vili in the middle, and me on the right.

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About the actual question: it seems to me that we have a trend towards increasing corporate privacy in the name of “business secrets” or “confidential information”. This law proposal essentially says that corporate privacy beats individual privacy. There is a sort of legal problem since corporate privacy is not a constitutional right while individual privacy is… Or used to be. We have also been witnessing the erosion of individual privacy in the face of all kind of unwanted behavior (to some corporate interests). Think file sharing as one recent example.