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Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals


Betty Chemers, Study Director
Herbert S. Lin, Senior Scientist
Michael Cohen, Senior Program Officer
Eric Whitaker, Senior Program Assistant

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This is a project of the Committee on Law and Justice, the Committee on National Statistics, and the CSTB of the National Research Council.


Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Assessment calls for U.S. agencies with counterterrorism programs that collect or "mine" personal data to evaluate the programs' effectiveness, lawfulness, and impacts on privacy, offers a framework agencies can use to evaluate programs, and urges Congress to reexamine current law to consider how agencies can use data.