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DHS privacy office grapples with RFID, biometrics

gress has given the Homeland Security Department’s Privacy Office a fivefold budget increase for fiscal 2005, to $35 million, DHS chief privacy office Nuala O’Connor Kelly said today at the Inside ID Conference and Expo in Washington. With a staff of more than 450, Kelly said she is trying to establish a framework for evaluating new data collection technologies and information sharing with other agencies and jurisdictions. “We are very grateful for Congress’ sign of commitment to privacy and transparency” of the government’s collection and use of individuals’ personal information, she said. Full Story

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