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Author Topic: DHS Monitoring For Dissent  (Read 916 times)

Tinman57

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DHS Monitoring For Dissent
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:55:31 PM »
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/

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Re: DHS Monitoring For Dissent
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 08:22:28 PM »
From the first link:

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Collection of Information
Requirement: Under this initiative OPS cannot: (1) actively seek PII; (2) post any information on
social media sites; (3) actively seek to connect with individual social media users, whether
internal or external to DHS; (4) accept invitations to connect from individual social media users
whether internal or external to DHS; or (5) interact with individuals on social media sites.

OPS/NOC is permitted to collect PII for the seven specific categories of individuals listed in
Table 1 when doing so lends credibility to a MMC Report or facilitates coordination with
interagency or international partners. PII on these individuals may include full name, affiliation,
position or title, and publicly-available user ID. PII inadvertently or incidentally collected
outside the scope of this discrete set of categories of individuals must be redacted immediately
before further use and sharing.

Translation...

Paragraph 1: We're not allowed to do bad things...

Paragraph 2: Unless we feel like it.

"It's not stealing/murder/violence when *WE* do it..."

Yeah. Right.

And to think that someone actually put in a lot of effort to come up with that drivel. And they probably really believe it too.

One of the people covered in "Table 1":

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U.S. and foreign private sector officials and spokespersons who make
public statements or provide public updates;

I think that just about covers everyone.
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Re: DHS Monitoring For Dissent
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 07:24:43 PM »
Translation...

Paragraph 1: We're not allowed to do bad things...

Paragraph 2: Unless we feel like it.

"It's not stealing/murder/violence when *WE* do it..."

Yeah. Right.

And to think that someone actually put in a lot of effort to come up with that drivel. And they probably really believe it too.

One of the people covered in "Table 1":

Quote
U.S. and foreign private sector officials and spokespersons who make
public statements or provide public updates;

I think that just about covers everyone.

By gosh Renegade, I think you understand it completely!  Too bad more people don't see it like it is.
  Keep on dissenting bro....  >:D