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Citizen movement against “Lex Nokia” privacy law

Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 2, 2009


Something quite special is going on in Finland. The government is about to sign a law that would allow various organisations to read the email contents from the users of their own networks. This includes companies, libraries, kindergardens and many others.

Many people think this new law is against privacy laws, and have started a citizen movement that resists the new law. This law is called “Lex Nokia”, since Nokia is a big supporter of the law, claiming that it allows them to prevent employees leaking out classified information and thus stop industrial espionnage.

There are many sources in Finnish for this information, in English one of the hottest resources is Helsingin Sanomat.

The citizen movement started to run their own ads on national TV this morning. The advertising space is paid by individuals and the production was made by volunteers.

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