Expert: Saying "No" is Good PR
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.May 19, 2010
An Indiana University privacy researcher believes it is good public relations for companies to refuse government requests for data. From consumer reaction to instances where companies have "too willingly" shared their data with the government to the cost of incidents where customers or civil liberties groups file suit over access, Chris Soghoian says it is in the best interest of companies to put forethought into how networks are designed and carefully plan how they respond to government requests or make it a point not to store data, PC World reports. "If you don't log it, there's nothing for them to come and get," he said.