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Nothing to Hide (2017)

An independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the "I have nothing to hide" argument.


Marc Meillassoux


Marc Meillassoux (film by), Mihaela Gladovic (film by) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Thommes ... Mister X
Vera Lengsfeld Vera Lengsfeld ... former East-German (GDR) political dissident
Thomas Drake ... Whistleblower
Joel Domenjoud Joel Domenjoud ... Environmental Activist, French State Surveillance Target
William Binney ... Whistleblower
Jennifer Schulte Jennifer Schulte ... Human Rights Activist
Anne Roth Anne Roth ... Political Scientist, German State Surveillance Target
Alison Macrina Alison Macrina ... Digital Privacy Activist, Tor Project
Jérémie Zimmermann Jérémie Zimmermann ... Hacker, Quadrature du Net
Stephanie Hankey Stephanie Hankey ... Director, Tactical Tech
Claudio Agosti Claudio Agosti ... Hacker, Globaleaks
Klara Weiand Klara Weiand ... Computer Scientist, Big Data Analyst
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin ... President, France-EU Data Protection Authority
Louis Pouzin Louis Pouzin ... a 'Grandfather of the Internet', Datagram
Giovanni Buttarelli Giovanni Buttarelli ... Anti-terrorist Judge, European Data Protection Supervisor


NOTHING TO HIDE questions the growing, puzzling and passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights. People generally agree that mass surveillance regimes are inherently invasive and authoritarian. Yet at the same time, the number of online apps and "free" services people install is constantly increasing. Forced to accept their terms and conditions, they click away their privacy and grant access to their own personal data. To justify their compliance, most of the people usually repeat: "Anyway, I don't interest anyone", "Why would they look at me?" and finally "I have NOTHING TO HIDE". The implications and consequences of the Nothing to Hide logic in the era of Big Data have never been questioned. Ignoring this question prevents us from answering another: What kind of society are we building for ourselves and future generations?

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6 September 2017 (France) See more »

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