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Re: Credentials Without Identity

In article <[email protected]>,
Mats Bergstrom <[email protected]> wrote:
> This applies very much so in Sweden too. It *is* illegal to maintain any
> database with 'information on persons' (like their email addresses) without
> approval from the Data Inspection. But it's an open secret that this law
> is broken on a massive front and no bureaucrat is really trying to uphold it.

This is the worst possible situation, because it equates to a licence
to harass for the police.  If you obey the law, then you are at a
disadvantage compared to people who are not bound by it because they
are ignoring it, and who can because they are doing government-friendly
things; but if you break the law, then you can be prosecuted.