Thursday, March 6, 2008

More FBI privacy violations confirmed

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I found a disturbing report yesterday on the AP Newswires:

The FBI acknowledged it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies.

For further information on your right to privacy, I recommend reading some of Jim Harper's papers.

1 comment:

why me said...

My favorite part of that story was:
"And it was caused, in part, by banks, telecommunication companies and other private businesses giving the FBI more personal client data than was requested." So it was not the fault of the FBI, but the telecoms, banks, and "other private businesses" that are to blame. Pass the buck right on down the line. They gave us more than we asked for it's not our fault!!