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Transparency guidelines don’t go far enough, say critics

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

The federal government’s new transparency reporting guidelines are being criticized for being too limited in their scope, too exclusive in their design and too weak to be effective.

High-profile technology and privacy lawyer David Fraser pointed out in an interview that under the guidelines, companies need only report specific national numbers over 100 in terms of requests they receive for personal customer information from law enforcement or other government organizations. If the number of requests is 100 or less, a company only has to list them...