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Wm. Safire on Privacy actions
Safire is as it turns out not satisfied with the privacy is property
argument. Instead he has become, or may have always been, a strong privacy
He ends this column:
"Harangues on this issue will continue in this space, while apostles of
efficiency, in bureaucracies public and private, try to pooh-pooh concerns
of newly energized asserters of privacy.
Consent! is our byword. And our first line of defense is the private,
personal Social Security number; we won't let anybody coerce us into
giving it out."
But don't trust me to report; check it out for yourselves.
"We must protect our precious bodily fluids!" General Jack D Ripper
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