Home / Civil Rights / Government’s New Computer System: Goodbye Privacy
Print Friendly and PDF

Government’s New Computer System: Goodbye Privacy

Posted on November 8, 2014

Law enforcement officials nationwide now have the ability to search multiple sensitive databases, including spy agency intranets and homeland security suspicious activity reporting – with a single login.

The breakthrough in interconnectivity is expected to close information gaps that, among other things, have contributed to the rise in homegrown terrorism and school shootings.

“Let’s say you have a lone-wolf incident or an active-shooter incident, where you need to be able to securely share information in a timely way. With a single sign-on capability, there is no wrong door,” Kshemendra Paul, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment at the Office of Director of National Intelligence, said during an interview. “If you have an account, you can get to the virtual command center that the fusion center may be using – in a very direct way.”

It took about three years to tear down silos without eroding privacy controls.

(For the rest of the story, click the link.)

Continue Reading on www.nextgov.com

Print Friendly and PDF

Posting Policy:
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

2 thoughts on “Government’s New Computer System: Goodbye Privacy

  1. I am thinking that if e used the same computer idiots that he had for the health screw up we should be safe for another ten years.

  2. Single sign-on? I wonder how many accounts are already set up by hackers for the Russians, Chinese and Israelis…. Single sign-on merely means that a hacker only has to penetrate one system to get into many. It reminds me of something I was told when I first started working – 'Putting your name on your tools doesn't stop anyone from stealing them, it only stops them from trying to sell them back to you'.