Committee of 100 Submits Statement to DHS Regarding Privacy Act

Today, the Committee of 100 submitted a statement to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the proposed changes to the Privacy Act. The Committee of 100 supports the Department of Homeland Security in its vigilance regarding national security. However, C100 believes that the recent proposed regulations must be called into question, as they would may infringe upon the rights of citizens.

The comments submitted by the Committee of 100 state the following:

“The Privacy Act was enacted to safeguard against misuse and abuse of information and data about an individual collected by the government. DHS proposes major, extensive exemptions from the Privacy Act under the National Insider Threat Program, including avoidance of accounting for disclosure, denial of an individual from accessing his or her own records, and collection and retention of information about an individual regardless of relevancy or accuracy and without notification.”

To learn more about the proposed changes to the Privacy Act, please here.

The full text of the statement can be found here, and pasted below.

 

C-100 Comment 20160322 (2)

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