The “data” part is the hint.

/The “data” part is the hint.

[T]he embarrassing contents of your medical records are “data” and require a warrant, but the fact that you placed a call to a GP clinic on Monday, were emailed by a pathology lab on Wednesday, Googled for pharmacies near work, and then spent the next three days trying to Skype ex-girlfriends, is metadata – and doesn’t need a warrant.

–Geordie Guy explains “metadata”.

2016-11-17T20:09:25+00:0021st September, 2014|Tags: privacy|


  1. pod313 29th September, 2014 at 3:44 am
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