Experts Call For End Of DHS, FBI Local Intel-Gathering Centers

Law360, Washington (December 11, 2013, 5:17 PM EST) -- Privacy and national security scholars on Wednesday called for the federal government to curb spending and set tougher regulations for state and local intelligence "fusion centers," claiming the suspicious activity reporting and monitoring systems haven't produced public safety results that justify the costs or the potential civil liberties violations.

In a Cato Institute panel discussion on the national concerns associated with local surveillance, American Civil Liberties Union senior policy counsel Mike German and others said Congress should tie surveillance funds to tighter regulations that will prevent...
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