Forbes: Department Of Homeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Harmless’ Journalist Database

Forbes: Department Of Homeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Harmless’ Journalist Database. “The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), alleging it has violated federal law in failing to publish a Privacy Impact Assessment for its planned media monitoring services. EPIC argues that the E-Government Act of 2002 requires DHS to conduct and publish a Privacy Impact Assessment before undertaking the development of this type of system because it implicates citizen privacy concerns. The stated purpose of the Act is ‘to ensure sufficient protections for the privacy of personal information as agencies implement citizen-centered electronic Government.'”