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The issue of prior notification, a separate issue. One puts this forward not as an absolute requirement -- there is unlikely in this area to be any requirement which is absolute -- but, as it were, a presumptive requirement that generally speaking one should follow the principle of prior notification unless you can demonstrate exceptions to it. After all, you've heard the Pandora's box point, that once privacy is invaded, privacy is lost forever. With that refinement, would you accept the good sense of prior notification?

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