Government Data Mining as Threat to Privacy Focus of New Report

  • December 7, 2010

On December 7, 2010, TCP released Principles for Government Data Mining: Preserving Civil Liberties in the Information Age. This report by TCP’s Liberty and Security Committee examines the civil liberties threats posed by government data mining programs and recommends a series of reforms. The audience, including chief privacy officers from several government agencies, congressional staff and media, witnessed an energetic debate among the four panelists: Christopher Caine, President & CEO of Mercator XXI, Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at The Cato Institute, and Paul Pillar, Visiting Professor and Director of Studies for the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.

Following is the event webcast listed by chapter:

Overview/Panelist Introductions 
Panelist Opening Remarks Part 1
Panelist Opening Remarks Part 2
Panelist Opening Remarks Part 3 
Panelist Debate Part 1
Panelist Debate Part 2 
Panelist Debate Part 3
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