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Homeland Security Intelligence Needs Focus, CDT Tells Congress

In congressional testimony today, the Center for Democracy & Technology cautioned that a growing system for collection and sharing of homeland security intelligence has inappropriately targeted First Amendment and other innocent activity. Citing examples of abuse, CDT called on a subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee to ensure that domestic intelligence efforts better focus on possible criminal conduct and that such efforts are brought under strong privacy protection guidelines.