Google CEO channels Houston police chief

Google CEO Eric Schmidt on privacy:

“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

The if you’re not doing anything wrong meme rears it’s ugly head once again, only this time it’s the CEO of a company who’s business relies on the accumulation of data (albeit not all of it is personal). Last time I heard the line it was coming out of a Houston police chief’s mouth, while trying to justify the installation of surveillance cameras in people’s bedrooms.

Taking into consideration the rumors of Mr. Schmidt’s open marriage, why does this all seem so ironic?

UPDATE: Bruce Scheier reacts.

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