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DARPA Draws White House Praise; Will Appoint Privacy Ombudsman

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

August 11, 2010

The White House has commended the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for its new privacy principles, unveiled Monday, which aim to balance national security and individual privacy, The Hill reports. In a blog post, Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressed delight with DARPA's leadership on the issue. "It is critical that we maintain our privacy and civil liberties in the Digital Age," Kalil said. Under the new guidelines, the agency will appoint an internal privacy ombudsman and will establish an independent privacy review panel, the reports states.
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