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Security And Privacy For All

House Democrats introduced a bill last week that aims to improve homeland security while protecting civil liberties. "While we're pursuing [national security], it's important that we take into account the impact on our fundamental freedoms," Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., a member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, said in a conference call.

The Shield Privacy Act would create a presidentially appointed "privacy czar" to coordinate federal privacy policies. It also would put chief privacy officers in other agencies and set up a commission to study how to advance homeland security in a way that protects privacy and civil liberties

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