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Lawyers call for data mining guidelines

Data mining can be an important tool as the government collects vast quantities of intelligence for homeland security, but there needs to be guidelines and policies, experts told the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee Thursday. Technology makes possible many analyses functions, but agencies should not be allowed to simply use them however they see fit, said Judith Miller, a partner at the law firm of Williams and Connelly LLC, and former general counsel at the Defense Department. “Although these technologies are probably important for our national security to pursue, we have not been going about it so far in the right way,” said Miller, a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force. Full Story

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