Letter from Athens: Psst … Greek Privacy Protection Means Can’t Tell You Their Names

FILE - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

With the European Union having passed new data protection laws to insure privacy for all its citizens, including terrorists, rapists, serial killers, embezzlers and all-around bad people who have the right to be forgotten and whose names aren’t given in court, it’s really following the lead of Greece, where people generally are allowed to keep their identity anonymous even while being prosecuted, or convicted, of serious or violent crimes.

Well, allegedly, because that practice is broken all the time when it …

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  1. The Greek word for privacy is cognate with idiot. Classical Athens felt privacy was a deplorable obstacle to democracy. So did all the American colonial exhorters.

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