Privacy is Dead: Now Where’s My Inheritance – Part 3

As an American, when I picture the beginnings of civilization, I don’t picture Neanderthals huddling together in caves.  I picture the pilgrims landing on foreign soil, building log cabins to sustain themselves against the winter.  With the hope of a new frontier to explore. It strikes me that we are in the same position when… Read More

Privacy is Dead: Now where’s my Inheritance – Part 1

Privacy is Dead. It’s not the first time you’ve heard this, surely.  A private investigator, Sam Rambam was quoted as saying “Privacy is Dead – Get Over it” in 2006.  In 2012, Huffing Post contributor Miles Feldman posed the question “Is Privacy Dead?” If it is, then we’ve been collecting our inheritance without knowing it… Read More

Why don’t Americans care about Privacy?

In my post from earlier this year, I commented on how Senator Leahy re-introduced his Personal Data Privacy Act…the same bill he has been submitted every year for the last 5 years. 5 months after the re-introduction of the bill this year, there is still no GOP support for Leahy’s Privacy bill. By my count… Read More

What has Al Franken done for me lately, Part 2

Last week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on Privacy and Information Security. Senator Rockefeller made a point of emphasizing his committee’s jurisdiction over privacy and data security issues. I think this statement alone shows a rift in the Senate’s perspective on Information Security in light of the newly formed… Read More

“Do-not-track Online Act of 2011”

This month, Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced the “Do-not-track Online Act of 2011”. Some interesting highlights from the proposed bill: there would be a fine of up to $16,000 per day that you are in violation with a maximum of $15,000,000 in civil damages available for all civil actions under the bill.The $16,000… Read More