Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Homeland Security privacy panel picks controversial chief

A CNET News article: "A federal privacy board on Wednesday appointed a prominent champion of government data-mining as its first chairman. The Department of Homeland Security's privacy board chose as its chairman Paul Rosenzweig, a conservative lawyer best known in technology circles for his defense of the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness project. Bowing to privacy concerns, Congress pulled the plug on the program two years ago... The privacy advisory board has already raised eyebrows when an executive from 'adware' company Claria (formerly called Gator) was selected as a member in February. The group is charged with providing advice 'programmatic, policy, operational and technological issues that affect privacy, data integrity and data interoperability.' "



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