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US privacy law belly-up

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Date: Aug 03, 2011 - 06:58 PM
There's an interesting op-ed by Violet Blue about the latest "think of the children" nonsense bill to go through the US Government.

CNET?s Declan McCullagh reminds us that ?the mandatory logs would be accessible to police investigating any crime and perhaps attorneys litigating civil disputes in divorce, insurance fraud, and other cases as well.? CNET reported that mandatory data retention was being fast-tracked in January, 2011.

The fact that civil litigants could subpoena your internet activity and the contents of your wallet has nothing to do with the labeled and stated purpose of this bill.

?The bill is mislabeled,? said Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the panel. ?This is not protecting children from Internet pornography. It?s creating a database for everybody in this country for a lot of other purposes.?
Big Brother is back for another round, it seems.



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