1993-01-21 - Communications Policy

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From: norm@xanadu.com (Norm Hardy)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-01-21 01:56:08 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Jan 93 17:56:08 PST

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From: norm@xanadu.com (Norm Hardy)
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 93 17:56:08 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Communications Policy
Message-ID: <9301210133.AA08802@xanadu.xanadu.com>
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I hear concern over privacy and also over erasure of White House tapes.
I pose the following question: Should an institution have the right
to private communication? Is the White House an institution?
Notice that I say "should" not "does".
Which sort of world would you rather live in. I have mixed feelings.
If we say that all computer communications should be accessible to courts
then the effect will be to displace some communications from computers.