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FBI (Partially) Releases Domestic Surveillance Guidelines

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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FBI (Partially) Releases Domestic Surveillance Guidelines


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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a heavily censored version of its controversial Domestic Investigations and Operations Guidelines (DIOG), which became effective on December 1, 2008. EFF requested public disclosure of the guidelines under the Freedom of Information Act in December and, after more than six months passed with no response, we filed suit against the Department of Justice in June 2009. In response to the lawsuit, the Bureau agreed to answer EFF's disclosure request no
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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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Government Transparency is the buzz-word of the day.

A government cannot be a secret government. It cannot hide behind the veil of "National Security" so far as domestic policies are concerned.

The Pandora's Box that Bush opened post-911 as far as Domestic Surveillance by the FBI, NSA and DHS is concerned has hidden too long from public scrutiny, or even the scrutiny of our own elected government officials. Without oversight they have eroded the American's right to privacy and the underlying premise of being innocent until proven guilty in a court of law (or at least enough evidence to merit a warrant from the courts).

It has been long overdue that we have gotten at least a modicum of Government Transparency from the FBI regarding their Domestic Surveillance.

The DIOG, the blueprint for the FBI’s use of invasive techniques should be viewable to all Americans and the subject of a full and informed public debate, and eventual Congressional oversight, especially considering the Obama Administration would like to expand these powers first granted by the previous Bush Administration.

The EFF has finally made this happen!

Although the document is heavily redacted, you can get it at www.eff.org...



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