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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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at