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GAO report: Privacy issues abound for govt. data mining

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GAO report: Privacy issues abound for govt. data mining

A sampling of data mining programs in several federal agencies has found that implementing privacy and security measures is haphazard, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Of five data mining programs at five different agencies, “none followed all key procedures” for privacy and security measures, GAO said.

The report, titled “Data Mining: Agencies Have Taken Key Steps to Protect Privacy in Selected Efforts, but Significant Compliance Issues Remain,” examined programs at the Small Business Administration, the Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency, the IRS, the State Department and the FBI.

Read the complete report(Government Computer News)