Data is the new oil. Digitalization has changed society, and the need to regulate data security is increasing. In DEMOCRACY we follow an idealistic German politician and his right hand man as they fight to ensure people's right to control their own data and prevent mass surveillance in the EU. After two years of negotiations, endless meetings, an armada of lobbyists and 4000 changes, the European Parliament may finally be ready to agree on a proposal for a new reform on data security. Does personal freedom matter in the face of a constant threat of terrorism?
David Bernet (Switzerland, 1966) Selected filmography: RAISING RESISTANCE (2011), JEW BY CHOICE (2007), THE WHISPERERS (2005)