The Problem with Obama's "Let's Be More Like Europe" Privacy Plan

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The Problem with Obama's "Let's Be More Like Europe" Privacy Plan

Adam Thierer | Feb 23, 2012

This excerpt originally appeared in Forbes on February 23, 2012.

All the best intentions in the world can’t stop individuals and institutions from adjusting their behavior in response to laws and rules they find unwise, unworkable, or costly (both in terms of money and time). That’s why policymakers should always carefully weigh the costs and benefits of new rules to ensure intervention is worth the effort and whether alternative or less costly approaches to addressing the supposed problem exist.
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