EPIC Opposes NSA Plan to Expand Operations Database, Demands Privacy Act Compliance

EPIC submitted comments to the NSA objecting to the agency's proposal to expand its "Operations Records" database. This database is already largely exempt from Privacy Act safeguards, and the proposal would vastly expand the types of information collected in the database and define new routine uses for this information. EPIC's comments addressed the privacy issues raised by the Operations Records database and NSA's proposed changes, opposed further expansion of NSA's information collection activities, and demanded that NSA narrow the Privacy Act exemptions for the system if the proposal goes forward. EPIC has previously urged NSA to conduct information collection activities in compliance with the Privacy Act.


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