The US government cannot fix privacy

Self-regulation is always a challenge. It’s part of human nature to want to bend the rules a bit in order to help achieve particular goals. Can the US government really be trusted to do the right thing when it comes to governing itself about privacy issues?

Relying on laws to keep your private information safe is like relying on a dog to guard a plate of bacon. Some would say that there’s not enough outrage over the privacy violations made by governments and companies around the world. Some would be correct. The outrage isn’t being voiced in ways that one might expect considering the circumstances, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

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