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Government Surveillance

An American Quilt of Privacy Laws, Incomplete

We don’t need a new platform. We just need to rebrand.

That was the message of a report from the Republican Party a few weeks ago on how to win future presidential elections.

It’s also the strategy that Peter Fleischer, the global privacy counsel at Google, recently proposed for the United States to win converts abroad to its legal model of data privacy protection. In a post on his personal blog, titled “We Need a Better, Simpler Narrative of U.S. Privacy Laws,” he describes the divergent legal frameworks in the United States and Europe.