“The amount of information publicly available to businesses is mind-boggling. It really belies the notion that each of us has an expectation to be left alone.
So many people know about what we do,” said Dinh, sitting in his law school office not far from where he oversaw the drafting of the Patriot Act. “The leap in technology has not been met with a proportionate response in terms of how we think of this technology. We need to think more creatively. Not put the genie back in the bottle, but make the most use of it. Like most technology, it’s mixed use. It could be put to good or bad use.”