Posts tagged “Privacy”

Pentagon's TIA Oversight Board Grapples with Privacy Issues

The Defense Department’s Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee held its first public meeting today in Arlington, Virginia. In the midst of the Congressional debate concerning the Total Information Awareness program in January, the Secretary of Defense established the external board to review the controversial program. The move was seen as an attempt to deflect criticism… Read more »

EPIC Seeks CAPPS II Details; Congress Focuses on Program

EPIC filed suit on June 11 in the U.S. District Court seeking disclosure of information concerning the development of the government’s controversial passenger profiling program. The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Defense (DOD) have failed to comply with the disclosure requirements of the Freedom… Read more »

'Big Brother' watching new super diary?

A Pentagon project to develop a digital super diary that records heartbeats, travel, Internet chats — everything a person does — also could provide private companies with powerful software to analyze behavior. That has privacy experts worried. Known as LifeLog, the project aims to capture and analyze a multimedia record of everywhere a subject goes… Read more »

Cautious response to 'snoop' plans

Following a summer of discontent and lobbying from privacy and human rights groups, the government backed down on proposals to allow a multiplicity of public bodies access to personal data. From the From the BBC


The sensitive and sensible folk at Privacy International have endured enough of this treatment. So until March 15th 2003 we are running an international competition to discover the world’s most pointless, intrusive, stupid and self-serving security measures. Nominations should be submitted to by March 15th, 2003. Go here for more.