CPW 2012: Michael German on Data Mining, Government Surveillance, and Civil Liberties

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This is the first in a series of three video presentations in advance of Choose Privacy Week that explore the growing impact of government surveillance on our civil liberties. In this video, Michael German, policy counsel for the ACLU, discusses the government’s growing use of data mining for surveillance purposes.

Michael German is senior policy counsel for national security and privacy for the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. He previously served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations. He is a Senior Fellow with GlobalSecurity.org.

(Cross-posted from www.privacyrevolution.org)

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