Re: opinions (was: Re: religion quiz)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 22, 2001, 19:15|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
>Adam Walker wrote:
> > Recording opinions is illegal in Sweden? Wow, that's weird.
> > It sounds like something out of some SF repressive society.
> > No one is alloed to have an opinion. If you do have one don't
> > dare to record it. If you do . . .
>No no. It means that the authorities (or anyone else for that
>matter) can't go around asking people e.g. what political
>party they're voting for or what they really think about our
>prime minister. And then collect these results and put them
>in huge databases for future use.
>So it's rather the opposite of what you interpreted in into.
>People should feel free to think whatever they like and not
>fearing that someone would come after them for their beliefs.
>That's what it's about. Don't you have this law in the US?
>I think BPJ and Andreas who seem to be more politically aware
>than me might explain this better do they feel the need.
I'm politically aware? And people tell me I'm a math/physics nerd ...
Well, Daniel explained it pretty well I think. It's simply forbidden to make
up databases about what people think - be it their political opinions or
their favourite ice-cream flavour.
Of course, it's still allowed to make gallups etc, since the holders of the
opinions registered in such aren't identifiable.
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