Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"cybercrime" treaty is criminal

Fuzzy logic behind Bush's cybercrime treaty | Perspectives | CNET

the Convention on Cybercrime will endanger Americans' privacy and civil liberties--and place the FBI's massive surveillance apparatus at the disposal of nations with much less respect for individual liberties.

Well, it has "cyber" in its name so it must be good... This legislation sounds like a really bad idea without the fix to ensure that requests are only allowed under "dual criminality" situations.

It's really puzzling how the Bush administration would be backing this after they put up such a stink about the US not being dictated to by other countries in environmental laws or by international courts. But since when have they been consistent?

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