by Jim Harper
Institute for Policy Innovation
February 12, 2013
Between government and the private sector, government is the clearest threat to privacy. Governments have the power to take information from people and use it in ways that are objectionable or harmful. h is is a power that no business has: People can always turn away from businesses that do not satisfy their demands for privacy. Privacy advocates and concerned citizens should be far more concerned about governments as potential abusers of privacy.