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Opinion: Privacy Rules Must Not Be Ambiguous

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

December 11, 2013

Following an open letter to President Barack Obama in which U.S. tech firms said there’s an “urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide,” David Lazarus opines for Los Angeles Times that there should not be ambiguity when it comes to privacy rules. Lawmakers “need to establish clear national guidelines for privacy” just as the European Union has done, Lazarus writes. “Privacy is too important to be left to businesses and spy agencies. We need someone watching the watchers.”
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