Re: Big Brother Treaty Moves Ahead

From: John Marlow (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 22:08:50 MDT

As to the issue you raise--asking to see your on-file info, this in
itself is considered reason for suspicion by governmental
authorities. The FBI, for example, maintains a file on anyone who
asks the FBI whether they maintain a file on them. If there was none
before the question was asked, one is created--so the answer is
always, "Yes."


On 26 Apr 2001, at 16:31, Ross A. Finlayson wrote:

> For example, I normally would want the same information that various
> forms of local authorities have about myself only, but not other people,
> for them not being my business. What that means in terms of freedom of
> information is that they do not have privy to copyrights actually
> involving personal identity. So, I think the law should be that you
> should be able to ask some organization that tracks personal information
> if it has information upon you or where its sole provider of information
> upon you is, and to what levels they have access, where one simple
> request for your own or your dependents' personal information store's
> possible presense and its extent would be regular practice to actually
> receive that information readily, and the complete extent of local,
> personal information readily......

John Marlow

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