My former secretary still dutifully packages up and forwards to me the law journals that come to my old office. Sometimes I read them.
Looking through an article in the June issue about the forensics work that helped solve the Craigslist Killer case, I was struck by this quote from an owner of a private forensics research firm involved in the case:
“Whatever privacy we have is because of the sheer volume of electronic data. If you come to the attention of the government, from that moment on you have no privacy.”
Subsequent events have revealed that we have all evidently “come to the attention of the government.”
So we have no privacy. At least not as we have traditionally understood the word.