With the nominations of Edward Felten and Jane Nitze to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the White House has done at least one good deed this week.
Privacy Paradox: Rethinking Solitude
Privacy Paradox takes an unorthodox look at the law and policy of contemporary privacy: intelligence reform, the transatlantic divide over data protection and government data collection, and the incipient international law of privacy. What does the "right to be let alone" mean in a world in which we leave digital dust wherever we go and entrust our lives to companies we know to be exploiting our data for commercial gain? Do we want those companies to stand up to government or work with it—or both?
The White House announced two nominations Tuesday for positions on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). Pending confirmation, Jane Nitze and Ed Felten would join Adam Klein, whom the president nominated to chair the board in August.
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