Do our own laws protect our privacy?

In AI-Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Security and Cyberattacks by Brainy Days Ahead

According to Facebook’s “Global Government Requests Report,” requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016. At least 56 percent of the requests contained a non-disclosure order to prohibit Facebook from notifying the user. In addition, governments often sent requests demanding Facebook remove content from its forums. Now the USA Freedom Act gives the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) extraordinary power to “compel the disclosure of customer records held by banks, telephone companies, Internet Service Providers, and others.” This article concludes, “If the law fails to protect the user’s privacy by allowing agencies to use “extraordinary” procedures, your data is never protected, no matter how well-meaning companies like Facebook claim to be.” Read the whole thing.