Neil Richards offers four principles for surveillance law: surveillance is not just for governments, secret surveillance and total surveillance are illegitimate, and surveillance is harmful. I add that surveillance is becoming something everyone and everything does, and that privacy is becoming about personal data as property.
Public expectations of privacy are expanding to include new powers and wider scope faster than governments, companies, and laws can keep up.
A few weeks ago, John Fontana at Identity Matters reported NIST’s sequestration budget cuts will affect the NSTIC program management office but spare awarded NSTIC pilots. The Commerce Department official said, “The reductions required by sequestration will adversely affect all NIST cybersecurity related efforts through cutbacks on travel, contracts, grants, and other operational expenses. NIST currently does not anticipate eliminating […]