Personal Data Shared:IRS, CIA – And Who Knows Who Else?

The Gov is watching...

Brings back nightmare memories of my visits behind the Iron Curtain in my sports/business days of the early 70s, the old East Germany, Hungary, and other USSR “satellites” .. As I describe in Cloud by Day/Fire by Night “Along the way I’ve had adventure, done some good things and some bad; I remember once in Hungary thinking “man, I must be mad!” .. To think the sharks have followed me all the way to the USA…. “Several people who were on the list not only were stunned to learn about it, but they also questioned how the government could legally collect and share their information when they have no direct link to the inquiry. All of them said they were too nervous to be identified because they feared further scrutiny from the federal government or they didn’t want their names published by the media. “When it comes to national security, the government has a lot of leeway,” said one Washington lawyer whose husband landed on the list after the lawyer bought a book about how to pass lie detector tests. “But to me, this list raises First Amendment, due process and privacy issues.” McClatchy provides details…

 

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