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Senators seek reports on data-mining efforts

Two Democratic senators on Thursday asked their colleagues to support a bill requiring all federal agencies to report to Congress about using data-mining technology. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Russell Feingold of Wisconsin sent a “Dear Colleague” letter soliciting support for their measure, S. 1544, which they argued would fulfill lawmakers’ obligation to oversee and ensure federal agencies are not undermining privacy and civil liberties by using data-mining technology. “The American people deserve to know what kind of information is gathered about them and how federal agencies intend to store and use it,” the senators wrote. Full Story

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