Dec. 17, 2010
EPIC has submitted comments ,  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 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”