Oct 152010
 
 October 15, 2010  Featured News, Surveillance

G.W. Schultz writes:

This week, Elevated Risk introduced you to the coolest new superhero around. He’s a masked crusader, just like all the greatest superheroes, and his name is Privacy Man. The Department of Homeland Security created Privacy Man to teach bureaucrats how important it is to responsibly handle sensitive personal information contained in government databases. DHS has lots and lots of databases.

The department graciously gave us one of the posters it created to promote Privacy Man internally, which you can find below. We included it in our piece about local, state and federal government employees repeatedly getting caught conducting unauthorized searches of their neighbors, ex-spouses, girlfriends, family members, politicians and celebrities (to be sure, DHS databases weren’t the only ones searched).

Read more on the Center for Investigative Reporting.   Here’s the image, created by the Transportation Security Administration (thanks to G.W. Schultz for obtaining it!):

So we have a consolation prize – and a sexist one at that – for not having a functioning Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board?

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