EPIC Reminds DHS that “Fusion Centers” are Subject to the Federal Privacy Act

Dec. 17, 2010

EPIC has submitted comments [1], [2] to two departments in the Department of Homeland Security concerning the establishment of federal “fusion centers” that would contained detailed personal information on US citizens. The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to exempt these databases from key protections in the Privacy Act. EPIC said that the Department must comply with Privacy Act requirements.

The Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum Information Society Project at Yale Law Law School has also submitted comments on the DHS plan. For more information Link

The primary objection made by the MFIAP is that “It Is Difficult for the Public To Comment on the Merits of the Request for Notice and Comment Because So Little Information is Available on Fusion Centers”


One response to “EPIC Reminds DHS that “Fusion Centers” are Subject to the Federal Privacy Act

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