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Data retention in Switzerland

The monitored life of National Councilor Balthasar Glättli.

Balthasar Glättli, member of the National Council for The Green Party in Switzerland, has provided OpenDataCity with parts of his retained data of six month for this visualization. As a result, these retained data reveal what secret services and law inforcement call "profile" - a comprehensive picture of the entire life of the monitored person.

The visualization is based on the same metadata of the telephone and mail traffic, that are recorded as part of the data retention. For further background information please visit the websites of our project partner Digital Society Switzerland.

We provide this visualization under a CC-BY 3.0 license, so everyone (newspapers, blogs, etc.) can embed the application and use the graphics freely.

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