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DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , civil liberties , DHS , Congress , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Jared Serbu , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST

DoD to issue new civil liberties guidance

Michael Reheuser is the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, that oversees the Defense Department's compliance with the Privacy Act, which has been largely unchanged since 1974.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Privacy Act , civil liberties , 9/11 commission , Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office , Michael Reheuser , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 12:32pm EST

Analysis: Cyber bills must ensure 'sanitized' info sharing

As Congress prepares to take up a slew of cybersecurity legislation, one privacy advocate group is calling on lawmakers to include strong privacy protections into any bill it considers.

Tags: Sharon Bradford Franklin , Constitution Project , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:16am EST

What does Google's new privacy policy mean for feds?

David Jacobs, a consumer privacy fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what Google's new policy means for you.

Tags: David Jacobs , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Google , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/27/2012, 12:20pm EST

OIRA outlines privacy assessments for using 3rd party websites

New memo gives agencies a template to develop privacy impact assessments when using commercial sites. The guidance follows OMB's June 2010 memo on using Web cookies.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , OIRA , Kevin Nyland , PIA , third-party websites , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 03:02pm EST

Challenge of connecting the dots is nothing new

New book examines an old problem -- how the government should effectively connect the dots while not violating privacy rights.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , DARPA , Shane Harris , National Journal , terrorism , national security , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 03/08/2010, 07:45pm EST

Advances Research Project Agency on security and privacy concerns

Since Christmas Day attack attempt, office has been forced to deal quickly with issues.

Tags: management , technology , security , DHS , Advanced Research Projects Agency , Dr. Roger McGinnis

Monday - 01/11/2010, 06:23pm EST

DHS clarifies rules around laptop searches at the border

The new directives come as the ACLU sues the agency for more information on the former policy's impact. Secretary Napolitano says the updated rules will improve privacy and civil liberties.

Tags: management , Janet Napolitano , DHS , CBP , ICE , ACLU , border searches , civil rights , laptops

Thursday - 08/27/2009, 04:49pm EDT

Justice reaffirms position that the Einstein system is legal

DoJ opinion states the intrusion detection application does not violate Fourth Amendment rights or several other federal and state laws. Department's view follows Bush administration position.

Tags: technology , David Barron , DHS , Justice , US CERT , cybersecurity , Einstein ,

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 02:08pm EDT
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