DHS Privacy Compliance Review Fails to Address Monitoring of Dissent
The Department of Homeland Security has released a new Privacy
Compliance Review of the agency's Social Media Monitoring Initiative.
As with previous Privacy Compliance Reviews, DHS found its own social
media monitoring program to be compliant with the self-developed
privacy requirements laid out in a 2011 Privacy Impact Assessment.
Previously undisclosed documents obtained by EPIC through a FOIA
request and subsequent lawsuit revealed that DHS is monitoring social
network and media organizations for dissent and criticism of the Agency.
Neither the current Privacy Compliance Review, past reviews, nor the
initial Privacy Impact Assessment directly address EPIC's concern about
DHS's "dissent monitoring". EPIC's lawsuit against the agency, which
seeks disclosure of records detailing the Agency's media monitoring
activities, is ongoing.
DHS: Privacy Review of Social Media Monitoring (Nov. 8, 2012) http://epic.org/redi...nitoring-review.html
DHS: Privacy Investigations & Compliance Reviews http://www.dhs.gov/p...s-compliance-reviews
DHS: Media Monitoring Capability Desktop Reference Binder (2011) http://epic.org/redi...nitoring-binder.html
EPIC: FOIA Request re: DHS Media Monitoring (April 2011) http://epic.org/foia...-monitoring/#request
EPIC: EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security: Media Monitoring http://epic.org/foia...hs-media-monitoring/