Re: @The Axe: The point?
I think he's right because I think he means that data loss continues to happen regardless of laws, because criminals are known for breaking laws. So no matter what laws you make, they won't matter to a criminal. Also, I think he means politicians like to parade new laws like they are the hero and actually care, when they really don't care. Again, I think he's right.
I used to think that even if politicians don't really care, the laws they make might still be helpful. However, I believe now that a politician will nearly never propose a law unless it's cleared by corporations and/or the defense department. Which ultimately means that almost all new laws involving citizens are basically meaningless for citizens, with the exception of certain defense tatics. Of course there is some exceptions as well for civil life, like child abuse, drug abuse, etc. But on this particular subject, personal data and privacy, again, I think he's right....they don't mean shit because both corporations and the defense departments don't want privacy, they want to put you on a leash.
Just the other day I saw a picture of a policeman I think in New York City wearing a camera on his chest, which is completely Storm Trooper style. The level of anitrust governments have with their citizens is becoming very scary, VERY scary. And who ultimately clears the choice a policeman has to wear a camera on their chest....politicians!