Iceland’s Pirate Party Declares Privacy Dead, Forms a Government

Iceland’s Pirate Party Declares Privacy Dead, Forms a Government

The leading light of Iceland’s Pirate Party, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, has declared that “privacy is dead” after securing the power to form a government in a world first. Talks between Iceland’s major political parties following October’s elections failed to produce a viable government. Guðni Jóhannesson, the incumbent president, met with Jónsdóttir on Friday to hand her the mandate to form an alternative coalition. ‘We’ll Never Reclaim Privacy’. The Pirate Party came third in the election, claiming 14.5 percent of the total vote. Speaking to the BBC in an interview following the landmark....


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