Balancing security and privacy is the goal

Monday, 11 April 2005, 10:45 AM EST

Since its launch in 2003, the Homeland Security Department has been charged with protecting a country that prides itself on individual freedoms from terrorists who would plot and execute attacks under the veil of such freedoms. But early efforts to screen immigrants, travelers, and workers for security risks have led to criticism that the department could trample privacy and misuse data. Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, launched last week, seeks to address those concerns.

By Larry Greenemeier at InformationWeek.

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