2008 Report to Congress: Data Mining: Technology and Policy   [open pdf - 468KB]

"The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office is pleased to provide to the Congress its 2008 report Data Mining: Technology and Policy. The Privacy Office has prepared this report to the Congress pursuant to the Department's obligations under Section 804 of the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, entitled the Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007. This report discusses activities currently deployed or under development in the Department that meet the Act's definition of data mining, and provides the information set out in the Act's reporting requirements for data mining programs. It also provides a summary of the Privacy Office's public workshop, 'Implementing Privacy Protections in Government Data Mining,' which was held on July 24-25, 2008. Finally, this report presents new privacy principles for research projects conducted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Department's primary research and development arm. The Principles for Implementing Privacy Protections in S&T Research Projects were developed jointly by the Privacy Office and S&T and will be implemented in all new S&T research projects, including those that involve data mining."

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