jecasc - 11:06 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Actually I believe more people are dying every day from governments doing unethical things than ever will die from releasing any documents.
What should make people think however is this: Governments all over the world are collecting data: where you are flying, who you called, when you connected to the internet, when you used your cell phone, where you where when you used it, whom you called with it and so on. And they promise this data will only be used to catch terrorists and that it's safe.
And they are "keeping it safe" not by implementing technical measures to secure the data, or by limiting the access to the data, or by logging who looked at what data and for what purpose. They keep your data safe by passing laws and letting government employees sign agreements not to copy any data.
And its the same everywhere. I remember a government offical in my country answering when asked about a security hole in the encryption of new biometrical information stored in passports: We have already addressed this issue and have passed a law that makes the unauthorized access to this information illegal...