John Pistole: “What I Think Is Appropriate in Terms of Privacy”

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 6:16 am

According to DHS’ John Pistole, it’s up to him–his responsibility–to determine what the appropriate balance between privacy and security.

Now, I appreciate that, at some level, it is up to him. He’s in charge of TSA and he’s got to make the final decision whether to implement (or discontinue) a controversial scanning technology.

But it’s not up to him.

Obama Administration Civil Liberties Neglect: Oversight Board Remains Empty

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 9:10 am

The NYPD is compiling an enormous and permanent computerized database of these encounters between innocent New Yorkers and the police while President Obama has failed to appoint even one person to his Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board designed to investigate such infringements.

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