SFLC News: 2018 [RSS]

On June 14, 2018, Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary published an editorial in Firstpost titled “Asserting control over data by enforcing data localisation policies is wrong”.

“Localisation seems like a beneficial means of expressing digital sovereignty. In fact, it imposes severe costs that far outweigh its benefits. In societies not governed by the rule of law, localisation amplifies the power of the organs of oppression, just as the form of ‘personal localisation’ represented by the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain amplified the power of Stasi and the KGB….”


On May 31, 2018, Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary published an editorial in The Times of India titled “Globalise identity, not aadhaar: Using one single database and identity management scheme for everything will not work”.

“…Privacy cannot be assured at all, illegal government surveillance cannot be prevented, and protection of the economy from widespread crime is impossible if government mandatorily collects information capable of compromising every citizen’s identity and then takes no responsibility for the management of risks downstream.”





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