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FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

Taylor Armerding | June 30, 2016
In the conflict between government surveillance and individual privacy, it is not just the data on devices that is at stake. It is the data that travels to and from the devices. That is where the communications carriers come in

Eoyang, while she said the U.S. commitment to privacy is, "far greater than that of any other country around the world, including other western countries," said she believes amendments to the FAA are overdue.

"Business as usual is not sufficient," she said. "There are things about the status quo that could bring a halt to U.S.-European electronic commerce, and that would be catastrophic to both economies."

Indeed, Laura Donohue, a professor at Georgetown Law, in yet another Lawfare post, argued that, "the dichotomy between government collection and corporate collection is a false one ... once a company has collected the data, it is available to government. The seam between corporate collection and government collection is highly porous."

Source: CSO 


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