. "2 A Framework for Evaluating Information-Based Programs to Fight Terrorism or Serve Other Important National Goals." Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
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Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment
Are there robust systems in place to identify errors, such as false positives, use them systematically to improve information-based programs, and provide rapid, effective redress to affected individuals?
Are there reliable tools for assessing the performance of information-based programs and their compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as for acting on those assessments?
Does the information-based program create a permanent, tamper-resistant record of when data have been accessed and by whom?
Does it provide for continuous, automated analysis of audit records?
Is the information-based program audited not less than annually to ensure compliance with the provisions of this framework and other applicable laws and regulations?
Are the results of ongoing assessment documented?
Is the information-based program subject to meaningful oversight from both inside and outside the agency, including from Congress?
Are the program and its oversight mechanism transparent to the public and the press to the greatest extent possible?
If transparency is impossible, are there reliable means for heightened independent agency, judicial, and/or congressional oversight?