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Opinion: U.S. Needs Privacy Czar


September 23, 2013

In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Sidley Austin Attorney Alan Charles Raul calls for the establishment of a U.S. privacy czar who would answer to the president but would also be responsive to Congress. The Office of Management and Budget should establish the position, Raul writes, adding the position would coordinate various U.S. data protection agencies and agendas and represent the U.S. internationally. Meanwhile, the National Security Agency (NSA) has posted an ad for a civil liberties and privacy officer. The Hill reports that because the NSA has admitted to collecting data on U.S. communications, those being surveilled may be able to challenge those policies in court more easily than in the past. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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