Speaking at a recent tech event, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) discussed the need for outdated privacy laws to be changed in order to “reflect both the Constitution and public expectations,” GeekWire reports. Wyden discussed his frustration with the third-party doctrine, which allows government to examine personal data sent through a third-party business without a search warrant since the data is considered business record. “People in Congress are going to argue that because you shared that data freely with Facebook, Google, Mint, Uber, Twitter, Fitbit or Instagram, you’re choosing to make that data public,” Wyden said. “But I’m here to tell you that I’m going to fight to make sure that is not the case.”
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