DHS Brass Defend Media Monitoring Program’s Privacy Regs

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EST) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials on Thursday fended off attacks on its social network and media monitoring program, telling a House subcommittee that its tactics are governed by stringent privacy regulations and do not compromise the personal information of individuals.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing expressed concern over a recent report by the Electronic Privacy Information Center that DHS contracts with General Dynamics Corp. to monitor social networks and media outlets to collect...
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