U.S. assurances to China are critical for securing cooperation.
Joe Onek is a Principal in The Raben Group, and a national security advisor to TCP. Prior to joining The Raben Group, he served as senior counsel to then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Joe began his legal career as a law clerk to Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He also clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice William J. Brennan. In the Carter Administration, he served on the White House Domestic Policy Staff as associate director of health and human resources and later as deputy counsel to the President. In the Clinton Administration, Joe was the senior coordinator for rule of law at the State Department and principal deputy associate attorney general at the Department of Justice.
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As technology advances—and the government’s power to sweep up sensitive information continues to grow—realistically achievable limits on collection are not enough to safeguard privacy. We must also place appropriate limits on what the government can do with the data it inevitably amasses.