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What Privacy ‘Is’: Donald Keer Joins The Debate

by | 11th, November 2007

WHAT is privacy? In America privacy and its meaning is the subject of much debate. America loves talking about words. As Bill Clinton once put it “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”. America can debate the meaning of words:

WASHINGTON – A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.

Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information.

Kerr’s comments come as Congress is taking a second look at the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act.

Lawmakers hastily changed the 1978 law last summer to allow the government to eavesdrop inside the United States without court permission, so long as one end of the conversation was reasonably believed to be located outside the U.S.

Of course, it depends what you mean by eavesdropping…

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