We Need an Official To Guard Our Privacy


Gordon Crovitz is wrong to equate the idea of a senior U.S. privacy official (as he provocatively put it, a “privacy czar to regulate the Internet”) with the proposal in the European Union of a “right to be forgotten.” (“Forget Any ‘Right to Be Forgotten,‘” Information Age, Nov. 15). It is precisely because of international proposals that may impact U.S. principles that the U.S. needs a senior governmental official to participate in the global debates over the regulation of personal information.

Read Chris’ and Jules’ full Wall Street Journal letter to the editor here.