Wednesday, May 16, 2007

GAO Says Homeland Security Is Breaking Privacy Laws

Not that anyone the Republican led side of the government actually listens to the General Accounting Office these days... but.

The latest from the GAO is a report noting that the Department of Homeland Security appears to be breaking privacy laws by not telling people how it uses personal information for people flying into and out of the country. With all of these efforts to set our elected officials straight, you'd think that people would hit back against these GAO reports. Unfortunately, it seems like they are almost universally ignored. It's great that the GAO seems to keep telling it like it is -- but when everyone ignores those reports to focus on industry approved talking points, are they really holding anyone accountable?