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From: K. A. Taipale
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003
Subject: Data Mining and Domestic Security, by K. A. Taipale

You might be interested in :

K. A. Taipale, "Data Mining and Domestic Security: Connecting the Dots to Make Sense of Data," 5 Columbia Sci. & Tech. Law Review 2 (forthcoming December 2003)

The final pre-publication draft is available at http://www.taipale.org/papers/DataMining.pdf.

Abstract (Article: 39,000 words)

Official U.S. Government policy calls for the research, development and implementation of advanced information technologies for aggregating and analyzing data, including data mining, in the effort to protect domestic security.

Civil libertarians and libertarians alike have decried and opposed these efforts as an unprecedented invasion of privacy and a threat to our freedoms.

This article examines data aggregation and automated analysis, particularly data mining, and related privacy concerns in the context of employing these techniques in domestic security.

The purpose of this article is not to critique or endorse any particular proposed use of these technologies but, rather, to inform the debate by elucidating the intersection of technology potential and development with privacy concerns.

It is the thesis of this article that security with privacy can be achieved by employing value sensitive technology development strategies that take privacy concerns into account, in particular, by building in rule-based processing, selective revelation, and strong credential and audit features.

K. A. Taipale
Executive Director

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