From Collected Criticism to “Slamming” an Attorney General

Last Friday, I helped draft a few thoughts on behalf of the Future of Privacy Forum regarding the New York Attorney General’s efforts to subpoena information from 15,000 Airbnb users in New York City.  We wondered about the breadth of the AG’s request, and suggested only that “wide grabs of consumer data by well-meaning regulators can have a serious impact on consumer privacy.”

Later that day, Kaja Whitehouse of the New York Post declared that FPF had “slammed” the AG, proceeding to pull some line from our “open letter” to suggest FPF was far more critical of AG than it intended–or certainly I intended.  Another victory for overstrong rhetoric against even-keeled moderation!

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