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FBI Exempts Massive Database from Privacy Act Protections
Posted By admin On October 15, 2012 @ 7:35 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
Oct 15, 2012
The database ingests troves of personally identifiable information including race, birthdate, biometric information, social security numbers, and financial information from various government agencies.
The database contains information on a surprisingly broad category of individuals, including “subjects, suspects, victims, witnesses, complainants, informants, sources, bystanders, law enforcement personnel, intelligence personnel, other responders, administrative personnel, consultants, relatives, and associates who may be relevant to the investigation or intelligence operation; individuals who are identified in open source information or commercial databases, or who are associated, related, or have a nexus to the FBI’s missions; individuals whose information is collected and maintained for information system user auditing and security purposes.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has exempted these records from the notification, access, and amendment provisions of the Privacy Act.
Earlier this year, EPIC opposed the Automated Targeting System, another massive government database that the Department of Homeland Security exempted from Privacy Act provisions.
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URLs in this post:
 Epic.org: http://epic.org/2012/10/fbi-exempts-massive-database-f.html
 exempted: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-09/pdf/2012-24753.pdf
 FBI Data Warehouse System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-10/pdf/2012-16823.pdf
 opposed: http://epic.org/privacy/travel/ats/EPIC-ATS-Comments-2012.pdf
 EPIC: The Privacy Act of 1974: http://epic.org/privacy/1974act/
 EPIC: Automated Targeting System: http://epic.org/privacy/travel/ats/
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