National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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October 7, 2008

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All U.S. agencies with counterterrorism programs that collect or "mine" personal data -- such as phone records or Web sites visited -- should be required to evaluate the programs' effectiveness, lawfulness, and impacts on privacy, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report offers a framework agencies can use to evaluate programs, and urges Congress to consider new restrictions on how agencies can use data.


Speakers:
William Perry, Charles Vest, Fred Cate