Session 4: Bio-Surveillance Technology and Privacy Issues

James V. Lawler, Homeland Security Council, White House

Lynn Steele, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Barry Rhodes, Emergency Preparedness and Response, CDC

Farzad Mostashari, New York City Public Health Department

Patricia Quinlisk, State of Iowa

Session 5: Data Linkages

William E. Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau

Session 6: Presentation on DHS Data System Activities

Lisa J. Walby, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sandy Landsberg, Science and Technology Directorate, DHS

January 18-19, 2007

Closed Meeting

March 29-30, 2007

Closed Meeting


From January 1 to March 1, 2007, the committee solicited well-reasoned white papers that identified and discussed issues relevant to the use of data mining, information fusion, and deception detection technologies as they relate to the twin goals of protecting privacy and pursuing terrorism prevention, law enforcement, and public health. The following papers were submitted for the committee’s review:

Michael D. Larsen. 2007. “Record Linkage, Nondisclosure, Counterterrorism, and Statistics.” Department of Statistics and Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University.

Peter Swire. 2006. “Privacy and information sharing in the war on terrorism.” Villanova Law Review 51, available at

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