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The Global Collision Of Privacy & Homeland Security


As the war on terrorism becomes increasingly dependent upon international cooperation and information sharing, Homeland Security contractors engaged in building these trans-border information pipelines face escalating risks of running afoul of more potent privacy regimes abroad where the Canadian Privacy Commissioner has described the "privacy landscape" as a "battlefield" in which "the world has become a more dangerous place." In their recent article "When Homeland Security Goes Abroad: The Global Collision of Privacy & Anti-Terrorism Laws" published in the Federal Contracts Report on April 25, 2006 (
), David Bodenheimer and Kris Meade of C&M examine the privacy requirements in the United States and abroad, identifying risks to Homeland Security contractors who may be caught in the global crossfire on the privacy battlefield.

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For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

David Z. Bodenheimer
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2713

Kris D. Meade
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2854