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Avoid Privacy Regulation that Could Worsen Personal Security

Agenda for Congress

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Avoid Privacy Regulation that Could Worsen Personal Security

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There are two great ironies in calls by lawmakers and consumer advocates to protect consumer privacy by regulating businesses that handle sensitive personal data. First, the most egregious privacy violations have historically been perpetrated not by businesses engaged in consumer transactions but by governments on their own citizens.