Hadn't quite thought of it in such a fatalistic manner, but this is what she has to say about legislation:
Legislation is a blunt instrument that's rarely effective, has copious unintended consequences and is usually inspired by big companies.Then, Identity Woman Kaliya comments in the IRC:
The government doesn't have nearly as much data on us as the corporations do (witness the telephone records incidents).
The issue not being talked about [on the panel] is the way the courts have interpreted the 4th amendment as not applying to third party storage of information/data. Addressing this must be done legally/socially, not through technical protocols.But if we heed Christine's warning about legislation, we're stuck with finding a social way of addressing it. What's the answer then?
What kind of social recourse do we have, especially after "The Next 9/11" when the government goes after the third parties even harder.
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