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
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.