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Breakingviews: Updating privacy

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 03:27

Jan. 22 - Many U.S. privacy laws are more Commodore than Apple. Richard Beales and Reynolds Holding discuss why the Supreme Court is right to start rethinking them for the online age.

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The huddle let's talk about. Privacy and data privacy in the wake of Edwards millions leaks of what the US government and National Security Agency. Have been up to -- but it's much broader than that -- you've been taking a look. It seems like there's a whole bunch of laws on the books that may be partly to blame for the was just don't Saturday. -- I mean we're talking about laws that cover you know 3040. Fifty years old there are trying to be. Covering. Things like cell phones to record took two cases that you need a warrant to search -- -- usual rule is. If you're arrested god forbid the police can come up and they can search anything on -- -- wallet. Dressed up right President Zardari those things that are being made on eight and it but that dates from the days of -- to win. Shot in my life -- -- open and probably is short anyway they can use you know anybody find it -- court against him. And so that's about cellphones with a source that -- and sometimes have to wait a minute as anybody at Wall Street or anywhere else in America knows. You know your whole life ball does not yourself really personal so because -- maybe -- kind of rights are just so you know you -- -- award -- -- you -- -- persuaded judge that you're likely to find some preliminary evidence and they'll go to particularly this case can run and in the coming out because -- -- split rail systems but some -- yeah -- need to warn other -- -- no you don't so we definitely -- the Supreme Court so what's the -- August. And relate to update the -- what do you do with the telephone and in both cases it happens that drug -- rights -- -- -- -- -- -- that you maybe you don't feel sorry -- I don't know but the finance is that credible as it can happen anyway somebody you know obviously an investment banker or anyone else you know could be arrested metadata. And -- all of his secret so nobody else so. Now that's what you mentioned you know the big issue here of course it SA and National Security Agency. Lot of litigation going it's about its programs -- sweeping up meta data. Right and learn a little things that in India with the -- middle hinges on what union award for what you know what do you need to show -- -- persuaded judge you have a reasonable chance of finding relevant evidence. Now in -- a lot of a lot of lawsuits being filed a challenge of that program -- a particular. The government taking that we can -- we can sweep up your phone number it's because -- just phone numbers but that's 35 year old precedent which use what we call and register. Which was just a little device -- we have put on phone lights went to didn't track the phone number Agricole. We could do it there without a war we donated judge's permission to do it. With with our current program and policy yet and get much more days while I was of you know again there's a split -- was -- judge in Washington piece of that what he's talking about this program this. Far beyond -- and register yeah. God knows how many phone numbers and swept up -- there there there timing ration everything else you can pretty much -- a very. Explicit pictures of these can be. To that kind of makes slap president doesn't apply New York judge said -- yet does that the law that's what we -- go -- Supreme Court has taken these cases but you know it would be good -- seems to us. If it did it sort of made clear sort of stopped and this these these very complex digital issues. The two ball that you know existed well before any of these devices it is okay -- things will leave at that will follow that is the case unfolds -- Will breaking news for you tomorrow.

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Breakingviews: Updating privacy

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 03:27