EPIC Scrutinizes DoD “Insider Threat” Database

In comments to the Department of Defense, EPIC criticized a proposed “Insider Threat” database that would gather virtually unlimited amounts of personal data on individuals based on broad and ambiguous standards. EPIC urged DoD to limit the scope of data collection and drop proposed Privacy Act exemptions. Citing the recent surge in government data breaches, including the breach of 21.5 m records at OPM, EPIC warned that DoD data practices pose a risk to federal employees. EPIC has consistently warned against inaccurateinsecure, and overbroad government databases, and recently filed comments on a similarly flawed DHS database.

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