Skip to comments.White House wades cautiously into effort to protect online privacy
Posted on 04/30/2014 1:06:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The White House will lay out ideas this week for protecting U.S. consumers privacy in an era in which the ubiquitous use of computers and mobile phones provides a constant data feed on individuals.
But after a 90-day review of big data, the White House is expected to suggest ways to encourage companies to protect privacy and identify areas for further study, rather than calling for a legislative overhaul.
The Obama administration is treading carefully to avoid further antagonizing major technology companies and international allies angered by the governments data surveillance programs.
The review was led by John Podesta, senior counselor to President Barack Obama, who previously worked on tech privacy issues as a Capitol Hill staffer and as an aide to President Bill Clinton. [
] Podesta has said he thinks updates are needed for the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a statute governing internet communications which he helped draft in 1984.
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Fox guarding the hen house situation.
Indeed. The Gov will protect privacy by making sure it can see everything.
What sleazy SOBs!