Monday, July 16, 2012

FDA Spies On Dissenting Scientists' E-Mails

The 7/14/2012 New York Times reports that FDA spied on its own scientists' e-mails as well as external critics of the agency:
While federal agencies have broad discretion to monitor their employees’ computer use, the F.D.A. program may have crossed legal lines by grabbing and analyzing confidential information that is specifically protected under the law, including attorney-client communications, whistle-blower complaints to Congress and workplace grievances filed with the government.
Sure, I trust them to protect my health.

(Via Instapundit.)