April 17th, 2003, 02:09 AM
The End of Privacy?
Full article here.
The former privacy officer of Internet advertising giant DoubleClick will be the Department of Homeland Security's first privacy czar, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced today.
Do you think this was a good choice for the Homeland Security Department, or is this yet another sign of the impending apocalypse?
April 18th, 2003, 02:57 PM
Well, I'll play Devil's Advocate.
Just like a Hacker may make the best Security Officer because they know the tips, tricks, tools and techniques used by hackers to break in, this guy may make the perfect Privacy Czar because of his knowledge.
Doubleclick is notorious for being one of the companies that invades privacy the most so this guy may have significant "inside" knowledge of the tips, tricks, tools and techniques used by companies such as Doubleclick and be able to defend against them better.
Of course, he may also have some sort non-compete clause that prohibits him from using or sharing his inside knowledge for some duration of time.
Just some thoughts.
April 18th, 2003, 04:19 PM
He is a heck of a lot better then our last "privacy Zar" Regan the man who lied to congress about sendign money to Iran and got off on a technicality that the money was still in transfer.