FBI director says ‘there is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.’ Welp.

There’s no such thing as total privacy in the United States, but it’s a vital part of being an American. That was the somewhat convoluted message from FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as he spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Boston.

There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” Comey said.


Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private.


He added that, “In appropriate circumstances, a judge can compel any one of us to testify in court about those very private communications.