District Dispatch: ALA files comments to Department of Homeland Security

Today, ALA filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Office expressing our concerns about the Department’s plans to monitor and collect social media information on all immigrants to the United States.
By way of background, DHS published a new rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 in the Federal Register in late September, detailing how it intends to expand the information it collects when determining a person’s immigration status to include “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results.” As well as immigrants to the United States, the new requirement would impact anyone who communicates with …read more

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