The TAPAC report concludes that “[t]hese developments highlight the need for new regulatory boundaries to help protect civil liberties and national security, and to help empower those responsible for defending our nation to use advanced information technologies—including data mining appropriately and effectively. It is time to update the law to respond to new challenges.”62


U.S. Department of Defense, Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, Safeguarding Privacy in the Fight Against Terrorism, March 2004, p. ix.

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