This animation provides a glimpse of the interactive visualisation "The Life of Balthazar Glättli Under Surveillance" by Open Data City. The project visualises the effect of the Swiss government's data retention policies, after Swiss National Councillor Balthasar Glättli (Green Party) voluntarily submitted some of his retained personal data from a six-month period.
This experiment shows us what commercial companies, intelligence services and law enforcement agencies call a "profile": a general image of a person's life. When does Balthasar Glättli sleep and work? Who is he meeting, and with whom does he regularly communicate? Where does he live and where can one meet him?
The animation was produced by Tactical Technology Collective and Klaas Diersmann.
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