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David Sobel Quotes

But they can notify the user so he can question the legitimacy of the subpoena.
David Sobel
#Legitimacy

We're seeing what might be the tip of the iceberg at the FBI and across the intelligence community. It indicates that the existing mechanisms do not appear adequate to prevent abuses or to ensure the public that abuses that are identified are treated seriously and remedied.
David Sobel
#Community

The big question is whether the formal parties to a lawsuit can reach an agreement that has the effect of silencing other individuals from speaking and communicating on the Internet.
David Sobel
#Agreement

We will end up in a fight over what of this information can be made public. We welcome that fight because at least it won't be the unilateral decision of the agency; it will be up to a federal judge.
David Sobel
#Information

Where the basis of the request comes from is that the government itself has revealed nothing about these initiatives. The objective here is to move beyond unnamed DOT sources to really make public on an official basis some of the details.
David Sobel
#Government

Why wasn't some moratorium on Carnivore announced? ... How can the administration on one hand say they are trying to improve online privacy and also, at the same time, approve the use of technology that appears to be inherently invasive?
David Sobel
#Trying

Everyone involved really needs to look at the proposal and debate what makes sense, ... We need to look closely at all of these issues and understand what the impact would be on these servers.
David Sobel
#Debate

The general sense is that with Gerald Solomon's retirement, a significant obstacle has been removed.
David Sobel
#Retirement

When this kind of power is used in the regular criminal justice system, there are some built-in checks and balances. The intelligence context provides no such protection. That's the main problem with these kinds of secretive procedures.
David Sobel
#Justice

The Administration has confirmed the existence of the program, but released very little information that sheds light on the key question (of) whether the government is acting illegally.
David Sobel
#Existence

It's not clear that a Hotmail user whose privacy has been compromised really has any recourse against Microsoft for what might be found to be negligent engineering of this feature,
David Sobel
#Privacy

The FOIA already contains an exemption, as it has for the last 25 years, that protects confidential business information if the release of the information could create some harm or damage to the submitting company, ... The courts have interpreted that the exemption is adequate.
David Sobel
#Business

There are some very legitimate community concerns that a lot of companies would like to conceal in the name of fighting cyber-terrorism, ... It will become too easy to hide behind the shield of critical infrastructure protection in the same way that organizations in the past hid behind 'national security' to protect information that they didn't want to have disclosed.
David Sobel
#Community

It's not clear that a Hotmail user whose privacy has been compromised really has any recourse against Microsoft for what might be found to be negligent engineering of this feature.
David Sobel
#Privacy