Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Germanwings crash prompts questions about privacy, security, and freedom

This is from Michele Manos' blog. Michele's title is "Psycho Killer: Qu'est-ce que c'est?" I think, in current BLOGese, it translates to "WTF".

Each day we learn more about Luzitz’s psychiatric history. A deadly imbalance of privacy over public safety in Germany has come to light. Luzitz should not have been driving a bus, a train, controlling air traffic, let alone manning an aircraft. There is overwhelming agreement that people with severe mental illnesses should be identified and treated – not quietly shepherded into positions that require integrity and reliability on a grand scale. People who choose such positions should understand that they are also choosing to be monitored carefully. It "comes with the job" of taking so many lives into one's hands each day. Privacy cannot be the primary driver.

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