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9/11 Legislation Launches Misguided Data-Mining and Domestic Surveillance Schemes
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From http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/002172.php

On Friday, President Bush signed into law the Intelligence
Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA),
launching several flawed "security" schemes that EFF has
long opposed. The media has focused on turf wars between
the intelligence and defense communities, but the real
story is how IRTPA trades basic rights for the illusion of
security. For instance:

~ Section 1016 - a.k.a. "TIA II" ~

A clause authorizing the creation of a massive "Information
Sharing Environment" (ISE) to link "all appropriate
Federal, State, local, and tribal entities, and the
private sector."

This vast network would link the information in public and
private databases, posing the same kind of threat to
our privacy and freedom that the notorious Terrorism
Information Awareness (TIA) program did.... ( Continued on
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/002172.php )

 

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