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 (http://www.crowell.com/pdf/newsroom/
BNA_Bodenheimer-Meade.pdf), 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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