"You just worry that you're going to see searches of the databases and an expansion for purposes that were not intended when the information was collected," theorized Chris Calabrese, an American Civil Liberties Union privacy lobbyist.
Interestingly, those were concerns raised in April, two months ago, during the debate over the expansion of background checks for all commercial gun sales and the fear that the government would create a national gun registry.
Recent polling shows that privacy concerns that were raised in April have only intensified as a result of recent revelations of increased government surveillance and interference. In particular, the disclosure, by the media and not the administration, of surveillance on domestic and foreign targets, journalists and media outlets, and select scrutiny on specific conservative organizations has caused the American people to now question Obama's character and brand.
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