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Privacy Lessons from Berlin: An Exploration

PRIVACY

September 30, 2013

In the first installment of an investigative series for The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf writes about spending a week in Berlin exploring the question, “What can Germans teach us about privacy?” He questions, “Are German attitudes toward personal data protection spurring the country to refashion itself as a 'Cayman Islands of privacy’, or at least the leader of a Euro zone that reorients the Internet so that it's less NSA-accessible? How are German politicians who favor greater protection for privacy planning to proceed?” Friedersdorf suggests Berlin is “an important test case for Western nations as leaders and citizens decide how best to navigate the digital revolution and its implications for privacy.”
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