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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Privacy comes cheap

Sweden - with 241 years of freedom of information law under its belt - is discovering that it is one thing to allow anyone to know how much each of them earns, owes, has saved, or paid in tax, but another to post all this on a free website set up last November.

Before restrictions imposed last week 2million searches were made!

The new regime hardly sounds too privacy intensive - a $A2.50 fee will get you 10 searches but those being inquired about are also to be emailed the details of the person doing the prying.

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