Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Future of Privacy: 1971 View of Privacy by Supreme Court nominee Alito

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito participated in an extensive review of the future of privacy in the United States. It was 1971 and he was a college student at Princeton University. The report outlined four key areas of inquiry: Federal Government Surveillance, State & Local Gathering Data-Gathering Activities, Private Data-Gathering Activities, and the Regulation of Stored Data.

According to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), "As conference chair, Samuel Alito was responsible for the development of the project, the research, and the remarkable summary that accompanies the final report."

EPIC obtained a complete copy of the conference report from the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University and has made it available online at the EPIC Web site. We thank the staff of the Mudd Library for their cooperation in this project.

I'm glad my college manuscripts are not under such scrutiny.

Thanks to beSpecific for this tip.

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