The ramifications for those of us who do research are obvious. Who will talk freely and frankly if they think their information will not be kept secure from the state?
But rest assured, David and no other writer or researcher worth their salt will ever give up information given to them by subjects.
The fact that the GCSB has threatened court action is bullyboy tactics of the worst kind. I will enthusiastically riot if they push this. Every writer and anybody concerned with academic freedom should be outraged.
Damn the GCSB to bits. If you’re not currently on their watch list, you really should reconsider your behavior.