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Privacy issues hit all branches of government at once

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    In a rare confluence of events, all three branches of the federal government are weighing changes that would affect when and how personal data is accessed.

    The approaches are somewhat contradictory: Some moves would protect citizen privacy, while others could result in more access by government agencies to records kept by businesses and smartphone users about personal information. Encryption technology is usually at the center of the discussions, with intelligence officials eager to find ways to detect communications on smartphones used by criminals and terrorists.

    Various actions are taking place in the federal judiciary, before Congress, as well as the executive branch.

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