Realistic Privacy Protection in the Information Age | Markle | Advancing America's Future

Realistic Privacy Protection in the Information Age

Publication Date: July 4, 2010

Auditing access after the fact is likely to be our best answer to [the] problem of how to let law enforcement and intelligence agencies share information smoothly and quickly in response to changing and urgent circumstances. The Markle Foundation has done pioneering work in this area, and its path-breaking 2003 report on privacy and security in the war on terror recommends embracing technologies that watch the watchers. A unique mix of security, privacy, and technology experts managed to reach agreement in that report; they found that one key to protecting privacy without sacrificing security was a network that included “access control, authentication, and full auditing capability.”

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