Friday, June 23, 2006

White house and privacy policy

I guess that's your oxymoron of the day, isn't it?

Well, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow got into it earlier today with some members of the press core over the new stories about the government snooping into your personal files. Crooks and Liars has the video.

Transcript from WhiteHouse.gov:

MR. SNOW: Well, I'll tell you what, does CNN disclose what it does with the financial information or personal information of the people who log onto its website? Does The New York Times? Does The L.A. Times? Your organizations all collect personal data on people who use your services.


CNN's Privacy Policy

New York Times' Privacy Policy

L.A. Times' Privacy Policy

White House Website Privacy Policy

-Bob

1 comment:

Bradley said...

The Crooks and Liars headline indicates that Tony Snow was "rattled" during the press conference. I couldn't disagree more. The White House has needed a competent spokesperson for a long time. I loved Snow's performance at this press conference.

Your post mischaracterizes the issue by saying that the government is "snooping in your personal files." The articles in the NY Times and LA Times today were about government looking at transactions at an international money exchange. This is not an exchange where individuals are moving around money. That is according to a reader at Instapundit. There are no "personal files" involved in this story.