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CCIA: Supreme Court Needs Tech-Savvy Justice

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 15, 2010

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has written to President Barack Obama urging him to appoint a Supreme Court justice with a background in technology to help the court as it faces more issues related to the Internet and privacy. PCWorld reports that the letter from CCIA President and CEO Ed Black discusses the possibility that the nation's highest court may face a number of tech-related issues in the coming years, including cases involving privacy. The letter goes on to recommend a nominee such as Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) who "has acted as a watchdog when the government or others infringed on the privacy of Internet users--or broke the law when collecting information on Americans."
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