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  1. Bob Mottram (bob@social.freedombone.net)'s status on Sunday, 18-Jun-2017 10:12:36 BST Bob Mottram Bob Mottram
    @brownmattb @aral just to play devil's advocate for a moment, it might be possible to say that if governments merely represent the will of the people via democratic mandate then there could be no problem with the government being entrusted with our data, since there would be no difference of interests. The "we're all in it together" argument.

    Of course I don't actually believe that, but it might be an argument which some folks could use in order to divert attention from technical privacy safeguards (encryption) or genuine decentralization and instead say that all that's needed is to pass a few more laws or make a few more reforms, or elect this or that technocratic celebrity to government office.