September 11, 2003


Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU's Program on Technology and Liberty, summed up CAPPs II thusly:

CAPPS II would for the first time put the government in the business of conducting regular background checks on everyday citizens. Not only would the government conduct searches and evaluations of individuals' past history and records, but it would generate a "risk score" for each person. The social and political consequences of this new role for government are far-reaching and truly frightening.
Read the transcript of the Washington Post online forum he participated in here.

Via beSpacific.

Posted by Steve on September 11, 2003
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