Council concerned that tactics to find terrorists may infringe on citizens’ privacy

WASHINGTON - The National Research Council is concerned that the…

WASHINGTON – The National Research Council is concerned that the tactics used by the federal government to find terrorists will infringe on law-abiding Americans’ privacy. Data mining and behavior detection are some of the techniques used by government to detect terrorism. However according to the report data mining which involves searching databases for suspicious and revealing relationships may not be affective in detecting preempt terrorist attacks. Behavior detection, used by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and some police isolates possible criminals from crowds, but falls short from meeting scientific standards. The report recommends the government evaluate the effectiveness and lawfulness these tactics.

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