Administration Asked to Address "Digital Age" Privacy Challenges
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.March 31, 2010
During President Barack Obama's campaign in 2008, he pledged to "strengthen privacy protections for the digital age," Declan McCullagh reports in a CNET News article questioning whether proposals from the business and advocacy group known as the Digital Due Process coalition will bring that effort to the administration's forefront. The collation is calling for a federal law requiring law enforcement officials to obtain search warrants before tracking cell phone locations or accessing e-mail and documents stored in the cloud. "All of the agencies know that this is an important balance," said Cathy Sloan of the Computer and Communications Industry Association, adding that Justice Department officials "...know they need to engage so we can strike the right balance."