The perception that privacy is losing an arms race with technology is a constant source of public anxiety, and regulatory action. Many privacy and data protection laws directly respond to advances in technologyfrom cameras, to large databases, to the Internet, to cellular, to sensors. The paradigm plays out over and over again: technology erodes privacy, regulations are passed to protect it.
Ongoing revelations about the National Security Agency's massive data collection activities, and success at circumventing encryption in consumer products, at times with the cooperationperhaps begrudgingof the corporate sector, suggest that efforts to strengthen the privacy features of technical systems are timely and necessary even in democratic countries.
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