Privacy Watchdog Files Complaint Against DHS for “Influencer Database”

Privacy Watchdog Files Complaint Against DHS for “Influencer Database”

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently accused the Department of Homeland Security of violating federal law when it failed to publish a Privacy Impact Assessment for its planned media monitoring services.

EPIC is arguing that the DHS should have conducted and published a Privacy Impact Assessment before undertaking the development of their “media influencer database” which includes a list of journalists mined from around 300,000 global news sources and social media in over 100 languages.

EPIC also says that the DHS did not comply with its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the production of the Privacy Impact Assessment and related documents.

Source: Forbes

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