Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ACLU: New Domestic Intelligence Rules Undermine Privacy, Security

Smith, Josh. "ACLU: New Domestic Intelligence Rules Undermine Privacy, Security." National Journal, March 23, 2012.

From the article: "New Justice Department rules allowing the government to retain domestic intelligence for up to five years not only infringe privacy, they could end up endangering national security, civil liberties advocates warned on Friday…. The idea is to give law enforcement and intelligence officials time to revisit information, but the American Civil Liberties Union says the rules could return the U.S. to the days of discredited Bush-era proposals…. Beyond the privacy implications, by expanding the amount of information retained, officials could find themselves overwhelmed with data, he said. "Making the haystack bigger will only make it harder to find the needle, endangering both privacy and security." Read more