Government Data Collection Rules

President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection

“[T]he administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may incidentally collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose, and to delete similar information about foreigners within five years.”

Are these decisions being made individually by people? It seems unlikely given the vast amounts of data involved. So – how will these rules be computerized? Will the rules be applied in a fair way? What does that mean in this context – i.e., whose data is considered to have “no intelligence purpose” and whose data is kept?


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