Anyone who has been observing Congress’ response to recent data-security breaches at U.S. corporations would never believe the era of big government ever ended.

After ChoicePoint revealed that data on 145,000 people had been effectively stolen, a sizable legislative snowball began rolling down Capitol Hill. The hundreds of pages in proposed bills now on the table suggest our legislators believe the federal government is capable of telling corporate information officers coast to coast how to do their jobs.

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