WASHINGTON (AP) _ A top intelligence official says Americans
need to rethink the meaning of privacy.
Donald Kerr is a deputy director of national intelligence and he
says privacy no longer means being anonymous. People can expect to
have a lot of information about them floating around. But Kerr says
it's up to government and businesses to properly safeguard their
private communications and financial information.
His comments come as Congress takes a second look at the Foreign
Surveillance Intelligence Act. Last summer, lawmakers went along
with the Bush administration's call to allow government eavesdropping inside the U.S. without court permission, as long as one end of the conversation is reasonably believed to be outside the U.S.