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Growing Congressional Concerns About TIA

Senator Tom Harkin issued a written request on January 13 to Daniel K. Inouye Chair, Subcommittee on Defense U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriation, for a hearing to investigate the work of the Total Information Awareness Project. Quoting the Senator, “The Total Information Awareness project raises serious issues of privacy violations and legality, the choice of its leadership, and appropriate use of Defense Department funds.” Sen. Harkin wants TIA Director Poindexter to testify at the hearing.
On December 5, 2002, Sen. Harkin sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressing his concerns about the TIA program, and requesting more information about its objective, data collection policies, and privacy issues.

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