Hundreds of state, local and federal databases clog our nation's digital infrastructure, collecting, sharing and hoarding inconceivable amounts of information about ordinary people. From DHS to the DOJ to the DOE, from the state and local police all the way up to the military and CIA, our government is increasingly relying on a data-driven model of social control. Below is only a tiny sampling of the many hundreds of government databases containing personally identifiable information about hundreds of millions of people. Many of these databases are exempt from the Privacy Act. Some of them remain so secret we don't know all of the kinds of data kept and shared, or how many records they contain. For more information about data collection and sharing, visit www.privacySOS.org/data.
Limitless Space: Computerized Dataveillance Since 9/11Saturday, 01 October 2011 06:41 By Chris Walsh, Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland" | Infographic
Chris Walsh is a graphic designer based in Denver, Colorado, and owner of the marketing company, mediaBelle.
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