Letter: P-R-I-V-A-C-Y

Regarding "Privacy Act II" (FCW.com, July 25): The experts in the article know but apparently didn't say that the Privacy Act or any other associated law or policy is only as strong as the mindset of those implementing and enforcing it.

It is clear the current administration cannot spell privacy and certainly has done nothing to promote it. Rather, at every turn, it has been more of a what can we get away with -- what does the law not expressly prohibit?  Never did I hear nor was I asked, what should we do, what is the right thing to do, how can we promote this better?

It'll be interesting to see how the next administration handles privacy.

Glenn Schlarman

Cyber. Covered.

Government Cyber Insider tracks the technologies, policies, threats and emerging solutions that shape the cybersecurity landscape.


Reader comments

Tue, Jul 29, 2008 Jay Logan

Personally, I have no interest in giving privacy rights to terrorists, those aiding terrorists, and other criminals. I see this administration having the same ideal. I do have a big problem with all the hypocrites who are trying to give more privacy to criminal behavior while trying to control the private behavior of law-abiding citizens just because it may not be politically correct. When I see liberals espousing privacy rights it is usually for protecting criminal behavior but they have no problem trying to strip away the privacy of their poliyical opponents no matter if they are elected officials, private citizens or somewhere in between.

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