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TIA Report Shines No New Light

May 20, 2003

TIA Report Shines No New Light

The Bush Administration released its long-awaited report to Congress on the "Total Information Awareness" program today. (Now renamed "Terrorism Information Awareness")

"The report is disappointing -- after more than a hundred pages, you don't know anything more about whether TIA will work or whether your civil liberties will be safe against it," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien. "It's also disingenuous for a report about new technologies for monitoring people to keep saying, 'don't worry, we'll follow existing privacy law.' Privacy law is already behind the technology curve, and the Bush Administration fully understands that TIA will only make the problem worse."

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