You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why you need to read privacy policies

In case you haven't heard, apparently our Imperial Federal Government was at it again with their recent draconian privacy policy on the Cash for Clunkers web site. Here's a snippet of the policy:

"Any or all uses of this system, any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DOT, and law enforcement personnel as well as all authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspecting and disclosure at the discretion of CARS or the DOT personnel."

I wonder how many internal security policies were violated when employees accepted these terms!!

Apparently these terms have been removed.

I know some of you think I'm crazy talking about all this Big Government nonsense...but just look at what's happening this very day in America and then compare it to what our Founding Fathers intended. So many people in this country have their heads in the sand just like so many business leaders do when it comes to information security.

Here's a link to a video snippet with more details on the privacy policy issue:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/08/04/update_cash_for_clunkers_privacy_message_changes.html

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