EU May Reveal Your Sexuality and Political Views to US

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European police forces will soon be able to pass on detailed personal data of their citizens to law enforcement agencies in the US without worrying about the legal implications of doing so. The agreement had been sold by the EU as simply a legal framework for sharing names, addresses and criminal records in order to prevent terrorism; the full text reveals something more:

Subject to “appropriate safeguards“, personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership and the sexual life about people not convicted of a crime can be passed on to the US. Chilling…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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