[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Deus Ex Machina vicc at cia.com.au
Tue Oct 17 10:27:58 AEST 2006

Brendan Scott [brendansweb at optusnet.com.au] wrote:
> Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> > Karl Auer [kauer at biplane.com.au] wrote:
> >>> What rights do you think are being traded, and what status has this 
> >>> right in law?
> >> Good question! The right to be left alone. The right not to be a suspect
> >> by default. The right for data about my possessions, my movements and my
> >> person to be under my control. The right to choose how, when and why I
> >> reveal such data to others, and the right for me to stipulate - and have
> >> the means to enforce - conditions on their use.
> > 
> > you mean like an airport owner stipulatig how their property is used?
> Ahem.  
> Airports are licensed to operate by the Government - ie the public's elected representatives and they are licensed on behalf of the public. It is perfectly reasonable for the public to stipulate how their property is used by their tenants.  If those tenants don't like it, they can spend their money elsewhere. 

twatle. the public elect the government they dont tell it how to run its business.

there is also clear legal separation between
the government and the corporations it owns. just because the government
for example own a majority share in telstra, does not mean it can tell
telstra what to do.

and you are right if the government imposed stupid conditions on the
managemement of airports then nobody would step up to the plate. just as
if airport impose stupid conditions on the use of their property no one
would turn up.

the reality is though that if rfid is introduced into airports, no on
other then a few zealots are going to give a shit. can we see the subtle
differences here yet?

lefty loves to impose his set of values on others and as we saw during
the last election screams violation of democracy when his values are not
voted in. obviously people are sheep and too stupid to rise to lefties level.

just as they will be too stupid to do anything about rfid in airports,
or barcodes and scanners in super markets. and we all know how evil
barcodes and scanners can be in the wrong hands.

so lets summarise, the public is not going to tell the government to
impose stupid conditions on airport management like lefty wants because lefty doesnt
actually represent the public view, just his own "superior" vantage point.


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