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14/12/2010

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Call You and Yours with Julian Worricker. An opportunity to contribute your views to the programme. Call 03700 100 444 (lines open at 10am on the day) or email youandyours@bbc.co.uk

Has Wikileaks struck a blow for the open society by underlining that in the internet age nothing is liable to remain secret forever?

If knowledge is power then who has been empowered by the Wikileaks and how? What do we have the right to know?

Governments claim that a level of confidentially and secrecy is required to operate in even the most open of societies- do you agree? How does wikileaks dumping thousands of pages of diplomatic gossip differ from journalists hacking the phone calls of the rich and famous?

What is the correct response to the leaks? Prosecute the leakers on grounds of national security, or accept that if you do not want someone to know what you are saying about them then don't say it or create better data security system.

And if the data security surrounding the most confidential government documents can find its way into the public domain can we ever take government or business seriously when they promise to look after data they hold about us?

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