> Since 1851 Amsterdam had a registry that recorded the following innocent pieces of data about the residents: Name, Date of birth, Address, Marital Status, Parents, Profession, Religion, Previous Addresses and Date of Death if deceased. For many years this system served well and was kept meticulously up to date.
I think most people claiming against SAFE and other privacy projects are losing sight on the actual purpose of these crypto-enforced programs, which is data protection; by which I mean protection of corporate data, medical services, personal consumer data and so on…
They definitely should read the article!
Great article and an argument that is difficult to refute; even for the purist of “nothing to hide” crowd.