Monday, August 26, 2013

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

When John Key was ramming through his spy bill to allow the GCSB to harvest all your metadata without suspicion, let alone a warrant, he pushed the idea that if you had nothing to hide, you had nothing to fear. Only Bad People, like terrorists, and paedophiles, and internet moguls, could possibly object.

So naturally, someone used FYI, the public OIA request website, to request all of Key's email metadata. And naturally, he refused.

So, Key wants to spy on us, but he won't accept even a fraction of that scrutiny on himself. Which tells you everything you need to know about this rotten law and the people pushing it.