Surveillance in Sweden

Swedes sound off on privacy: ‘I don’t care’

Swedes sound off on privacy: 'I don't care'
Following reports that a Swedish intelligence agency may have aided the NSA's controversial surveillance activities, The Local took to the streets of Stockholm to gauge Swedes' attitudes towards internet privacy.

Revelations emerged on Friday that the Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has a close partnership with the US National Security Agency (NSA) and British GCHQ, according to information provided to the European Parliament.

IN PICTURES: See what Stockholmers had to say about ‘privacy’ today

Stockholmers had mixed reactions when asked how they felt about privacy online. Some claimed they didn’t care about Sweden’s approach as they “had nothing to hide”, with others sharing their discomfort about how much of their information was available to the public.

One man even said that he had no problems at all with the system, and that “Swedes are conditioned to this way of thinking”.

How about you? How do you feel about Sweden’s approach to privacy? Have your say in the comments section below.

Josh Liew

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