Nothing To Hide (Documentary)

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Nothing To Hide (Documentary)

How many times have you heard someone say: “I’ve got nothing to hide, so I’ve got nothing to fear. I’m not worried about government or corporate surveillance.”

A new documentary film looks at how our passivity in the face of mass surveillance and corporate theft of our personal data is a threat not just to us as individuals, but to the basic rights and freedoms we take for granted, which are the foundations of our societies and the rule of law.

Nothing to Hide, by Marc Meillassoux and Mihaela Gladovic, questions the growing, puzzling and passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights through the “I have nothing to hide” argument. The documentary was shown recently (17 October 2017) at the European Parliament, during debate over new privacy regulations for Europe. It has also been screened at film festivals, universities, and cinemas across Europe.

This 90-minute film is now available to watch online, for free, in your choice of four languages.

Released under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND) means you may freely download or share the film and even show it in public, as long as you don’t charge a fee or admission and the screening is open to everyone. If you want to charge admission or restrict entry to a screening, you must contact the film-makers first via the film website:

https://nothingtohidedoc.wordpress.com/ (archived 2017-10-11)

On the website you will also find trailers, TV and press reviews, a list of future screenings, and information on how the film was funded.

The film mentions protecting privacy using an internet browser called Tor, and encrypting emails using end-to-end encryption. If you want to know more about these free (as in freedom), open-source tools, go here:

Tor Browser: https://www.torproject.org/ (archived 2017-10-26)

End-to-end encryption for email: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/mac.html (archived 2017-09-14)

To learn more about how to protect your privacy online while using a smartphone, see: https://www.cryptoparty.in/index (archived 2017-08-24)


This is worth watching,  and has some interesting points to make about privacy, how this data is used, or mis-used in some cases.  Plus some of the implications that come from apps and other services that track what you are doing.