US outlines privacy safeguards and reveals plans to mine personal data

Friday, 8 December 2006, 2:09 AM EST

The US Government signalled some willingness this week to address concerns over citizens' privacy, but also launched a scheme which will analyse secret airline passenger risk profiles and keep them for 40 years.

The US Government released guidelines which it says will protect the privacy of US citizens in an era of increasing data collection and information sharing by and between Government bodies.

At The Register.

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