CEOs have been telling the public since as far back as 1999 that it has "zero privacy anyway. Get over it." And they are right, opines Mike Francis for The Oregonian. The ascendance of major data brokers has played a significant role in privacy's erosion, Francis writes, with profits to be made from the packaging and reselling of data. People are being tracked by everyone from their doctor's office, to law enforcement agencies and retailers. "Even as you sleep, your household is part of a smart grid of energy supply and demand," he writes. On the contrary, Jason Lewis opines for the Minneapolis StarTribune that U.S. courts have become hypersensitive to privacy rights recently.
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