'New technologies are making it easier for private companies and the government to learn about everything we do - in our homes, in our cars, in stores, and within our communities. As they collect vast amounts of data about us, things are getting truly spooky!This was produced by the American ACLU, but the message is of course universal. Why give the bastards anything you don't have to?
A future without any privacy is just scary. And privacy is not the only thing at stake when everything we say, everywhere we go, and everyone we associate with is fair game. We have seen the ways that surveillance – whether by government or corporations – shuts down free speech and free association, undermines a free media, and threatens the free exercise of religion.
We shouldn’t be forced to choose between new technologies and our liberty. The ACLU is fighting for the proper safeguards to allow us to regain control over our personal information.'