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Information Policy, Data Mining, and National Security: Fals

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rebecca mcauley

on 25 October 2013

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Transcript of Information Policy, Data Mining, and National Security: Fals

Maxwell clearly does not agree with use of data mining in its current state.
Flawed Process
Leaks in the system
The negatives
Privacy Concerns
Systematic Errors
Terrorist adaptations
Are there positives?
Identify possible terrorist attacks
Identify individuals within terrorist groups
Other uses of data mining
Information Policy, Data Mining, and National Security: False Positives and Unidentified Negatives
Data mining is the gathering and analyzing of data and summarizing it into valuable information. In the case of this article data mining is being used to combat terrorism.
In his article, Terrance Maxwell discusses the implications of data mining and data warehousing on society. Maxwell argues that data mining could be useful if it did not have negative side effects on citizen liberties and privacy.
Data mining has increased since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. There have been many Privacy Acts passed to ensure that while information can be gathered on individuals, privacy is maintained.
The Privacy Act of 1974 also allows individuals to find out what information is being gathered about them.
Where are we now?
Data mining is still considered controversial.
Recently Edward Snowden, a NSA contractor, released confidential and secret information about government surveillance programs.
Many wonder if the government has gone to far after they found out about the secret surveillance program.

In this video clip, Army General Keith Alexander acknowledges changes must be made to the process of surveillance and data mining.
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