Was the Fourth Amendment recently repealed? I may have missed it but the Associated Press reports that Donald Kerr recently testified that the time has come for us to adjust our definition of privacy. That’s a one-liner that should scare most Americans, especially when you consider he is the deputy director of national intelligence. If you weren’t scared before, you should surely be scared now.
Instead, Donald Kerr proposes that privacy should mean that the government and businesses properly safeguard our private communications and financial information. That’s frightening! And Congress had the temerity to criticize Yahoo! for turning over e-mail records to the Chinese government?
Seriously. If some people want to change the definition of marriage, that really doesn’t impact most of us on a day-to-day basis. However, if the government can simply siphon all our private information and financial records, and run some terrorist algorithm based on that data, we’re in a lot of trouble. Time for a Defense of Privacy Act.