Mar 242011
 
 March 24, 2011  Posted by  Govt, Online

Alice Lipowicz reports:

The Homeland Security Department has trained its employees not to collect personal data from individuals with whom they interact via social media tools such as widgets, mobile applications, text messages and Real Simple Syndication feeds, according to a report from the department’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer.

Given the nature of such tools, some personal data — such as user ZIP codes — may be collected and displayed by the systems during sign-on or may be published in a public profile of the user, states the March 8 report, titled “Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Unidirectional Social Media Applications Communications and Outreach.”

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