WSJ.com - New U.S. Post Aims to Guard Public's Privacy:Experience mandates we assume this is somehow covertly bad, even if we can't figure out how it's bad. It does remind me of the several good cybersecurity appointees -- all of whom quite within months of taking office.
Alex Joel ... named as the first civil-liberties protection officer for the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence...
... 'There is no silver-bullet answer,' he says of balancing privacy and national security. 'There are actually a lot of silver BBs and if you put enough of those together in a coherent way, wrap it with good policy, procedures and training, then you can have the same impact as a silver bullet.'
Still, by the standards of our government, this is good in a not-so-obviously-bad way.