SAFEGUARDING PRIVACY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

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Protecting Individual Privacy In The Struggle Against Terrorists

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309124881
Genre : Computers
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All U.S. agencies with counterterrorism programs that collect or "mine" personal data -- such as phone records or Web sites visited -- should be required to evaluate the programs' effectiveness, lawfulness, and impacts on privacy. A framework is offered that agencies can use to evaluate such information-based programs, both classified and unclassified. The book urges Congress to re-examine existing privacy law to assess how privacy can be protected in current and future programs and recommends that any individuals harmed by violations of privacy be given a meaningful form of redress. Two specific technologies are examined: data mining and behavioral surveillance. Regarding data mining, the book concludes that although these methods have been useful in the private sector for spotting consumer fraud, they are less helpful for counterterrorism because so little is known about what patterns indicate terrorist activity. Regarding behavioral surveillance in a counterterrorist context, the book concludes that although research and development on certain aspects of this topic are warranted, there is no scientific consensus on whether these techniques are ready for operational use at all in counterterrorism.
Category: Computers

The Nsa Report

Author : The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies
ISBN : 9781400851270
Genre : Political Science
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"We cannot discount the risk, in light of the lessons of our own history, that at some point in the future, high-level government officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily sensitive private information is there for the plucking. Americans must never make the mistake of wholly 'trusting' our public officials."--The NSA Report This is the official report that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a preeminent group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and practical reforms. The result is a blueprint showing how the government can reaffirm its commitment to privacy and civil liberties--without compromising national security.
Category: Political Science

Privacy Invading Technologies And Privacy By Design

Author : Demetrius Klitou
ISBN : 9789462650268
Genre : Law
File Size : 79.56 MB
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Privacy-invading technologies (PITs) such as Body scanners; Public space CCTV microphones; Public space CCTV loudspeakers and Human-implantable microchips (RFID implants/GPS implants) are dealt with in this book. The book shows how and why laws that regulate the design and development of privacy-invading technologies (PITs) may more effectively ensure the protection of privacy than laws that only regulate data controllers and the use of such technologies. The premise is supported and demonstrated through a discussion on these four specific PITs as case studies. In doing so, the book overall attempts to explain how laws/regulations that mandate the implementation of Privacy by Design (PBD) could potentially serve as a viable approach for collectively safeguarding privacy, liberty and security in the 21st Century. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, law practitioners, policy makers and technology researchers.
Category: Law

Emergent Information Technologies And Enabling Policies For Counter Terrorism

Author : Robert L. Popp
ISBN : 9780471786559
Genre : Computers
File Size : 34.4 MB
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Explores both counter-terrorism and enabling policy dimensionsof emerging information technologies in national security After the September 11th attacks, "connecting the dots" hasbecome the watchword for using information and intelligence toprotect the United States from future terrorist attacks. Advancedand emerging information technologies offer key assets inconfronting a secretive, asymmetric, and networked enemy. Yet, in afree and open society, policies must ensure that these powerfultechnologies are used responsibly, and that privacy and civilliberties remain protected. Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies forCounter-Terrorism provides a unique, integrated treatment ofcutting-edge counter-terrorism technologies and their correspondingpolicy options. Featuring contributions from nationally recognizedauthorities and experts, this book brings together a diverseknowledge base for those charged with protecting our nation fromterrorist attacks while preserving our civil liberties. Topics covered include: Counter-terrorism modeling Quantitative and computational social science Signal processing and information management techniques Semantic Web and knowledge management technologies Information and intelligence sharing technologies Text/data processing and language translation technologies Social network analysis Legal standards for data mining Potential structures for enabling policies Technical system design to support policy Countering terrorism in today's world requires innovativetechnologies and corresponding creative policies; the two cannot bepractically and realistically addressed separately. EmergentInformation Technologies and Enabling Policies forCounter-Terrorism offers a comprehensive examination of both areas,serving as an essential resource for students, practitioners,researchers, developers, and decision-makers.
Category: Computers

Mcgraw Hill Homeland Security Handbook Strategic Guidance For A Coordinated Approach To Effective Security And Emergency Management Second Edition

Author : David Kamien
ISBN : 9780071790857
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56.19 MB
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Featuring a foreword by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2e is the one-stop guide for any professional or student involved in counterterrorism, homeland security, business continuity, or disaster risk management. This indispensable book provides government officials, corporate risk managers, business and security executives, first responders, and all homeland security and emergency prepared-ness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of critical homeland security issues. The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including terrorism motivated by radical Islamist extremism; transportation and infrastructure protection; community and business resilience; intelligence and information; and the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism and natural disasters. Enriched with the insight and knowledge of renowned national and international experts—from senators and captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military affairs, diplomacy, international organizations, and academia—this peerless guide offers prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Conveniently organized into thematic sections, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook covers: Terrorist and Criminal Threats Policy, Governance, and Legal Responses Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication Protecting Critical Infrastructure Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Private Sector Security and Resilience Thinking, Education, and Training Science and Technology Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues International Challenges and Approaches The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook synthesizes the latest information with unmatched scope and detail and discusses what governments, businesses, and citizens must do to manage the risk of disasters and counter evolving threats.
Category: Business & Economics