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J. Bradley Jansen is the director of the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights, part of the Liberty and Privacy Network. He is an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Jansen holds a BA in International Studies from Miami University (Ohio), with advanced studies in economic history at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) and law and economics at George Mason University School of Law. Follow him on twitter at

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Time to Safeguard Electronic Communications

The technological advancements outpacing legal updates now threaten our privacy, security and economic competitiveness. The Digital Due Process coalition (of which my center is a part) has taken the lead trying to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Although the ECPA was forward-thinking when passed a few decades ago, it’s long in the tooth now considering how quickly technology has evolved.

6Apr2011 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Bizarre Bernanke

Ron Paul Schools Ben Bernanke, again

24Feb2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Fed Is Too Powerful To Be Unaccountable

The popularity of US Rep. Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Fed taps into a great pent-up frustration about the unaccountability of the very powerful institution. Independent socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the senate sponsor. While Dr. Paul wants to go as far as getting rid of the Fed, he wisely offered an opportunity for us to learn more and make a more informed decision.

12Jan2010 | | 3 comments | Continued