The 1971 Census: An Analysis of One of the First Dutch Privacy Debates
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This thesis investigates one of the first data-centered privacy debates in the Netherlands. It analyzes the discourse on the census of 1971, the first, large-scaled gathering of data by the government. The thesis argues that the sentiments recognized in the 1971 debate are comparable to other instances - for example our contemporary privacy and data discussion - in which new technology was perceived as threatening for data security.