Up to now, they’ve been pretty silent on Brother O’s czar appointments and power grabs, so you know it’s worse than we think when the ACLU (all communist lawyers union) has misgivings about OMB’s latest proposed policy change.
WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments today to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing its recent proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. [Emphasis mine] Cookies can be used to track an Internet user’s every click and are often linked across multiple websites; they frequently identify particular people.
“Americans rely on the information from the federal government to research politics, medical issues and legal requirements. The OMB is now asking to retain the personal and identifiable information we leave behind,” [Emphasis mine] said Christopher Calabrese, Counsel for the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project. “No American should have to sacrifice privacy or risk surveillance in order to access free government information. No policy change should be adopted without wide ranging debate including information on the restrictions and uses of cookies as well as impact on privacy.”