A privacy group paints much of the world in black

The map of the world issued by Privacy International and the Electronic Privacy Information Center this week is striking most of all for its darkness, both visually and otherwise.There is the large, familiar shape of the United States blackened out across the middle of North America, and on the right, another shadowy mass that starts at Russia’s western border, covering nearly all of Europe and Asia to the east. In between them is a smaller dab of black, straight up the length of Britain.It would take a keen eye to find any green, the color representing what the activist groups assess to be a home of “adequate” safeguards against the abuse of privacy rights. In fact, there is only one such country: Greece.
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