White House Asks Congress for More Privacy Laws
On Thursday, the White House asked Congress to put more privacy laws in place to protect people’s electronic communication. Some experts claim the request comes at a time when privacy concerns are high and overall trust in the government is low. It’s a result of light being shed on some of the National Security Agency’s controversial spy tactics.
What the White House is asking for would help put systems in place intended to protect people’s information when it comes to data being used as part of an investigation.
Some of the recommendations administration officials have for Congress include creating more laws, increasing efforts to protect data left behind by students and consumers, making sure information isn’t being used to discriminate, and giving more privacy to people who aren’t citizens of the United States.