U.S. digital privacy rules stuck in '80s
You wouldn't use a 25-year-old cell phone. Let's not base our privacy on a 25-year-old law.
In the digital age, government power can grow not only by presidential or legislative overreaching, but also by mere inaction. That is what is happening to our privacy. As mobile phones and the Internet have become indispensable to our business and personal lives, the checks and balances limiting government surveillance have not kept pace, exposing us to unprecedented surveillance.