DHS must assess privacy risk before using data mining tool

Friday, 23 March 2007, 12:09 AM EST

A tool being developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help it sift through large volumes of data in the search for terrorist threats, poses several privacy concerns, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned in a report released yesterday. The agency also called on the DHS to conduct a privacy impact assessment of the tool immediately to help ameliorate those risks.

At Computerworld.

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