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Old 23 Dec 2018, 06:59 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Terry View Post
Why do people worry so much about the privacy laws, they are only implemented when someone has broken the law.
It is that kind of thinking that makes the effect of the laws even worse. At best, you meant to write "When someone *is suspected* of having broken the law." What it usually comes down to is "when a crime has been committed (or the authorities think one has, or would like to classify something that has happened as a crime), and are on a fishing expedition to find someone who fits the profile of someone who may colorably be accused of having committed it." Then a trial takes place. If it is a fair trial and the person is found guilty, THEN you can write "when someone has broken the law," and not a moment sooner. Or do you dismiss the principle of "innocent until proven guilty"?

I find your statement chilling.
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