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Security or freedom?

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I sit among the 300 audience at the Grand Hotel in Oslo and hear the Advocate Association leader talk about The Liberal Border Defense. The following dinner party I drop, leaving rather the hall full of ministers, politicians, lawyers in dark suits, communication advisers with power in their eyes and other nicely decorated Norwegian government figures. To the older, inquiring wardrobe lady, I explain that I need some clear winter air this late November day.

Lawyer Jens Johan Hjort has talked about security and privacy as two inalienable values ​​and questioned how these often stand in opposition to each other. Those who fight for privacy lose battle after battle, he suggested, something I nodded to. Historically, for example, a bill on space interception was strictly rejected by the Storting in 1984, and the next attempt to legalize such police methods 13 years later the same. But eight years later, in 2005, the method was accepted by our politicians in the Storting. This . . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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