An excellent sign

posted Jul 29, 2003

'EFF, EPIC, CDT, ACLU and Free Congress have drafted a bill that's been introduced by Senator Wyden today, for a new law called "The Citizens' Protection in Federal Databases Act."

This is an excellent sign. I think it's time for the EFF et al to go on the offensive; fighting court battles is necessary and unavoidable, but you're constantly on the defensive and you will lose at least some of the time. Even if this bill doesn't pass, it's a metaphorical shot across the bow for the groups who have controlled the debate to date.

It doesn't have to pass to have an impact, just make a good showing. Here's hoping.


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