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Justice Beyond Privacy

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    As the old social bonds unravel, how can we balance free expression against security?

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    Samantha Atkins

    No one has any right to dictate the research of another. The one necessity in our world of easy surveillance everywhere and massive data flows and analysis is to very strictly restrict the harm, first and foremost, that governments can do to us with this information. All laws that are laws against things with no victim, except perhaps the person themselves, must be removed immediately. All laws that restrict freedom in any way for anything that does not directly harm another must be removed. Otherwise the greatest danger is from our own governments. It is they after all that are legally enabled to initiate force against us.

    No one has a right to be heard. They have a right to speak but they can’t force anyone to listen. They have a right to speak but cannot force others to provide a podium.

    Liability is of course important and recompense for liable actions should be the norm. But we need to be careful what is an is not considered liability and how we judge such cases. The tort system in the US and many other countries is a nightmare. There is little reason applied in such cases often today.

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