August 7th, 2003, 09:14 PM
Data Privacy Bill Introduced in U.S.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced S. 1484, the Citizens' Protection in Federal Databases Act. The bill would require the Departments of Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to submit a report to Congress on use of private-sector databases, or lose funding for purchasing personal information from companies such as ChoicePoint and Lexis-Nexis.
August 8th, 2003, 09:51 PM
Apparently, some government agencies are using valuable Federal resources chasing
hypothetical situations dreamed up without regard to actual intelligence or law enforcement information.