EPIC Urges Department of Transportation to Adopt Privacy Act Safeguards For “Insider Threat” Database

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EPIC Urges Department of Transportation to Adopt Privacy Act Safeguards For “Insider Threat” Database

In comments to the Department of Transportation, EPIC has proposed privacy safeguards for the agency’s “Insider Threat” database. The database would permit boundless collection of personal data on many people unaffiliated with the agency. The Department also plans to exempt the database from Privacy Act obligations that require data minimization and individual access to records. EPIC wrote, “It is as if the agency has placed itself beyond the reach of the American legal system on the issue of greatest concerns to the American public – the protection of personal privacy.” EPIC also urged the agency to limit data collection, citing numerous government data breaches that

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EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy. EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in federal courts, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, organizes conferences for NGOs, and speaks before Congress and judicial organizations about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. EPIC works closely with a distinguished advisory board, with expertise in law, technology and public policy.

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