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ID:

701

Date:

2014-10-29

Headline:

ICE twice breached privacy policy with license-plate database

Reporter's name:

Ellen Nakashima

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch rescinded plans for widespread law-enforcement access to a national license-plate tracking system in February 2014 in light of privacy concerns, yet within months was contracting for access to similar systems for two of its regional offices.

Notes:

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) used FOIA to obtain access to interviews and email correspondence from the agency.

Keywords:

Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, Jeh Johnson, license plate, tracking, law enforcement, privacy impact assessment, DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Bennie Thompson, crime, Vigilant Solutions, National Vehicle Locator Service, Electronic Privacy Information Center, EPIC, U.S. Marshals Service

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/ice-twice-breached-privacy-policy-with-license-plate-database/2014/10/29/df3a8e6c-5096-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html


Agencies:

DEA
DHS
DOJ
FBI
ICE
IRS

States:

CA
DC
IL
LA
MS
NJ
TX
VT
WA

Categories:

civil rights
immigration
law enforcement


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