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Oversight boards for Total Information Awareness

[JURIST] The Department of Defense announced Friday that it was establishing an internal oversight board and an external advisory board to provide oversight of the Total Information Awareness project, the program designed to develop tools to track terrorists.The boards "will help ensure that TIA develops and disseminates its products to track terrorists in a manner consistent with U.S. constitutional law, U.S. statutory law, and American values related to privacy." Read the full DoD press release. In response, the ACLU said Friday that an external advisory board in particular "is a good compliment to Congressional scrutiny, but it should not serve as a substitute for action on Capitol Hill." Read the ACLU press release.

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