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 »
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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 »
A growing number of corporations are turning to Internet-control software as worries mount about a dark side of the technology. From SiliconValley.com
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 »
A RAND report on biometrics and facial recognition and implications for privacy (in PDF).
Attendees of Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference fight for high tech civil liberties from the San Fran Chronicle
Sadly, the history of government use of computers is littered with examples of the abuse of databases From the BBC
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 FBI deals with the VOIP challenge, with more surveillance…. From Business Week
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 email@example.com by March 15th, 2003. Go here for more.