I just read on a site that the EU wants to store the fingerprints of people from other countries travelling by plane.
I made a remark about this to my co-workers here at the company I work. They just couldn’t care or were even not bothered by it.
They couldn’t care less that your fingerprints is unique information that gives access to so many things that are very private things about your person that is stored in many resources all over the world, that are sadly more and more connected to each other.
They wave it all simply away with words as “I have nothing to hide…”. Basically they say, I have done nothing wrong, so I don’t need privacy. So foolish…
Sheep… fearing and following the mass. Out of everything they said it showed that they prefer (false) safety above privacy. As said by a famous person, people like this don’t deserve either and will loose both in the end.
The so called fight against terrorism seems to be the goal that should be reached by all means. Yet, the change that you will be involved in a (deadly) car accident is much bigger then being involved in an act of terrorism.
And no, I don’t say that terrorism shouldn’t be fought. It must, but not by all means and at any cost. Privacy of the person is something anyone should stay out as long there is no valid reason that would cause someone to loose the right on privacy (a serious crime as example).