A federal report on the Virginia Tech shootings asserts that confusing privacy laws played a hand. While I don’t doubt the privacy laws might be confusing, one of the problems with extensive bureaucracies is that it is really hard to tell afterwards whether the procedures and possibilities were confusing, or whether they just weren’t followed. It doesn’t take much to break the system, and it sounds like in this case broken links made a lot of difference.
Now, that being said, I’m not real surprised a report commissioned by the current administration addressed those darn “confusing” privacy laws. I wonder how long it will take before we get a proposal for a
completely ineffective nice, streamlined, centralized version. 😐