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Principles for Government Data Mining: Preserving Civil Liberties in the Information Age
Liberty and Security Committee report examines constitutional issues raised by data collection and data mining and recommends best practices to safeguard privacy and civil liberties.
Advocacy group urges a broader view of data mining
TCP Statement introducing “Liberty and Security: Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress”
Statement introduces coalition's transition recommendations and calls on incoming Obama administration to develop national security policies that respect the rule of law and promote human rights.
Liberty and Security: Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress
Collaborative effort of a coalition of more than 20 organizations and over 75 people in human rights and liberty and security communities. Twenty chapters of recommendations address a range of issues including privacy, secrecy and surveillance; detention, interrogation, and trials of so-called “enemy combatants,” and discrimination in immigration and charities policy. Note: Not all of the recommendations reflect TCP policy.
Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Regarding the Revison of Special Publication 800-53 and Privacy Controls
TCP submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding NIST" s revision of Special Publication 800-53, which includes a new Appendix J, a catalog of privacy controls for federal agencies. Based on TCP's data mining report, comments urge including even greater privacy safeguards.
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