Needed: new protections against loss of privacy
In the age of the Internet, Information wants to be free, particularly, about you and me. For citizens to continue to think their own thoughts and be willing to vote them, as opposed to ones that the authorities behind the surveillance system approve of, there has to be privacy. Privacy as a right is an endangered spciies, and if we lose it, we lose all prospect of further democratic development as a society. We need contemporary tests of what consitutes a violation of privacy. Then we need law makers willing to buttress the tests by putting them into laws and surveillance protocols, imposing new protections. No spying from public places like the street into private places, like the home. A fine commentary, Tom.