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[liberationtech] NSA seeks privacy/civil liberties officer

Kyle Maxwell kylem at
Fri Sep 27 10:47:21 PDT 2013

I don't think this tells us anything one way or the other. They could
be doing it for show (most likely IMHO), or because they want to
comply with THEIR vision of privacy & civil liberties (also
significantly likely), or because they want to do the right thing (so
unlikely that I'd rather buy a lottery ticket).

The SNR on this is not very promising. :(

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Shava Nerad <shava23 at> wrote:
> This was on the jobs list, but seems to bear comment more generally.
> *The NSA needs you!*
> _privacy and civil liberties position_
> "The NSA Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer (CLPO) is conceived as a
> completely new role, combining the separate responsibilities of NSA's
> existing Civil Liberties and Privacy (CL/P) protection programs under a
> single official."
> … Because they were so efficient at protecting privacy and civil liberties
> before, they decided they could halve the management hours devoted to it.
> Or, let's take the cup half full, shall we? This used to be two positions.
> They came up with an excuse to can those two asshats and install someone new
> and marginally credible and competent by reformatting the role.
> I can dream…
> Some days you really don't know whether to laugh or cry…
> SN
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