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Missed Event: Data Surveillance and Privacy Protection

“There has been little discussion of methods and technologies for conducting data surveillance while respecting privacy and preserving civil liberties.”
Seem ironic to anyone else? To be fair the CRCS is looking to understand the far more pervasive surveillance infrastructure [being] created around us: the routine use of database information for law enforcement, counter-terrorism, and commercial markets.”

The speakers were very impressive including a former TIA director and author James Bamford (wrote several fantastic books on the NSA). Lately I’ve wondered why it is we are not in control of our own information. I should “own” all my personal data and when a company sells it to another company without my permission there should be accountability. If nothing else we should be able to whine (and prosecute) like the media cartels do with their property.

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