Privacy Group Asks DHS To Halt Automated Targeting System

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Thursday urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend a system for profiling travelers to assess terrorism threats, saying it skirts protections afforded by the Privacy Act of 1974 and lacks appropriate data security safeguards.

The privacy rights organization argued that CBP's proposal to exempt its Automated Targeting System from several significant provisions of the Privacy Act would jeopardize the rights of individuals to access and dispute what data the government holds about them. The ATS initially was created to...
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