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Changes Would Pose Serious Threat To Americans’ Personal Information, Says ACLU
The ACLU submitted comments to the OMB opposing its proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies to track identities and use patterns of visitors to government web sites.
Since 2000, it has been the policy of the federal government not to use such technology.
The OMB is now asking to retain the personal and identifiable information we leave behind,” said Christopher Calabrese, Counsel for the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project. “No American should have to sacrifice privacy or risk surveillance in order to access free government information. No policy change should be adopted without wide ranging debate including information on the restrictions and uses of cookies as well as impact on privacy.”
Originally posted by chise61
They honestly think that there is nothing wrong with what they want to do, and that they have every right to do it.
Although we all already know that they have been doing it for quite some time, they just feel safe enough to publicly announce it now.
It's just another nail in the coffin.