Is Gov 2.0 Big Brother in Disguise?

From our neighbor to the North: Daphne Bramham of The Vancouver Sun reports on the Government 2.0 in British Columbia and concerns raised by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

The heart of Government 2.0 is “a lot less about what government is doing with its own data than what it’s doing with citizens’ data,” says Micheal Vonn of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. At its core, the plan is to link citizen information held by different ministries, gathered under different programs and culled from private-sector contractors.

In the old days, she says, these would have been called citizen dossiers and used for surveillance.

Further, she says, the government is for “flat out expropriating our personal information from the private sector and ‘transforming’ it into government information.”

Paranoia or a good point?  Read the full article here.

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