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Copy of Judge Alito's co-authored report on privacy now available

Excerpt from an article in Wednesday's Boston Globe:
 >PRINCETON, N.J. -- As a senior at Princeton University, Samuel A. 
Alito Jr. chaired an undergraduate task force that recommended the 
decriminalization of sodomy, accused the CIA and the FBI of invading the 
privacy of citizens, and said discrimination against gays in hiring 
''should be forbidden." The report, issued in 1971 by Alito and 16 other 
Princeton students, stemmed from a class assignment to study the 
''boundaries of privacy in American society" and to recommend ways to 
protect individual rights.

It's hard to know how much of the report reflects Judge Alito's views on 
privacy as an undergraduate. But after he spent a decade working for the 
Justice Department, his position seems to be relatively police-friendly:


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Alito Privacy Report on EPIC Web Site
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:11:38 -0500
From: Marc Rotenberg <rotenberg@epic.org>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>

Declan -

Samuel Alito's forward to the Princeton privacy report is  available on
our web site.


Here is our quick summary

	EPIC  has obtained a copy of the final  report (pdf) prepared by
	Supreme Court nominee  Samuel Alito for a 1972 conference on "the
	Boundaries of Privacy in American Society." The  paper proposes
	far-reaching protections for the right of privacy, and
	specifically  addresses such topics as the use of census data,
	polygraphs, domestic  surveillance, communications privacy,
	computer se

Marc Rotenberg

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Nov 02, 2005 in category privacy

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