Big Brother Watching Us!
Last week the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) applied to the Constitutional Court.
Annul the law which entitles the representatives of law enforcement bodies to monitor private online communications without the court's consent, demanded GYLA – this law is contradictory to Articles 19 and 20 of the Constitution and accordingly they are unconstitutional.
The thing is that according to the amendment made to the law the law enforcers enjoy a right to read closed correspondence and interfere (!) in the conversation.
Shortly speaking, citing Maro Shengelidze: we used to talk freely at least on internet and now we are not allowed even that to, huh!
I knew we were being bugged and controlled but what the hell is that interference?!
So we have got to be careful and avoid luring a lady through social networks – she might turn out to be a sister of a policeman to lead us to trouble.
Using a social network to invite people to your birthday is not a good idea either – your invitation is quite possible to be read by a hungry policeman and knock at your door accompanied with his associate.
Or just fancy the situation of organizing a business conference on Skype. The agreement is almost reached and suddenly a message by someone nicknamed baraKUDA pops up texting: “Hey due, why that big price!”
The legislative amendment was flatly refuted by Kakha Anjaparidze of the juridical committee, alleging they are not going to read E-mails and search personal messages but the permit interference into the assembly of 2-3 users either on Facebook on forums to discuss some topics, nothing else, he said.
Then it means until 2010 the policeman needed a court permit to take part in the discussion on the forums? Did I get t right?
Sorry but who are you kidding there?
All right, I understand registration on social networks is restricted, and granting interviews as well… I know…
Forum is the space where Jemala can register as Keti? And who has been restricting policemen to register themselves under different nickname that prompted the legislative amendment inevitable to lift this restriction?
And you want to convince me that thus far none of the policeman used to register either on forums or social networks without court permit?
I wonder if you believe it yourself!
Shortly speaking, they don’t leave us alone! TV media is under control, that’s ok. Print media has been dumped and buried, we have swallowed that too… and now they have reached social media…