Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Consumer genetic testing that it’s now possible for law enforcement agencies to use genetic data to hunt down virtually anyone of European descent; FBI chief says threats from drones to U.S. ‘steadily escalating’; and Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever.
Beth Wellington’s commentary takes an in-depth look at the divergent positions and issues associated with FOIA and biodefense related appropriations and legislation, from the perspective of legislators, public interest groups and journalists.
The USA PATRIOT Act and Patron Privacy on Library Internet Terminals
By Mary Minow
New York State Disaster & Terrorism Legislation for 2001
Bibliography on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, the Middle East, and 9-11 Related Issues
An Analysis of How the Events of September 11, 2001 May Change Federal Law
By David Carney
9-11 News and Legal Resources, Information and Related Services
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