Weshalb ist Datenschutz wichtig?

As every man goes through life he fills in a number of forms for the record, each containing a number of questions .
There are thus hundreds of little threads radiating from every man, millions of threads in all. If these threads were suddenly to become visible, the whole sky would look like a spider's web, and if they materialized as rubber bands, buses; trams and even people would all lose the ability to move, and the wind would be unable to carry torn-up newspapers or autumn leaves along the streets of the city.
They are not visible, they are not material, but every man is constantly aware of their existence....
Each man, permanently aware of his own invisible threads, naturally develops a respect for the people who manipulate the threads.
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Wa


rd, 1968.

Wie funktioniert Politik?

Wir müssen nicht verstehen und nachvollziehen, [...].
Aber wir müssen Konsequenzen ziehen, [...].
--Angela Merkel, Bundestagsdebatte vom 3. Juli 2002