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    Events of Interest: DHS Public Workshop on Data Mining (July 24-25)

    “The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office will host a public workshop, Implementing Privacy Protections in Government Data Mining.

    The two-day workshop will be held on July 24, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on July 25th, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Written comments should be received on or before July 17, 2008. […]

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office is holding a public workshop to bring together leading academic, policy, and technology experts to explore methods of validating the accuracy and effectiveness of data mining models and rules, and the role of anonymization tools and automated audit controls in protecting privacy. The purpose of the workshop is to inform the Privacy Office as it prepares its 2008 report to Congress on DHS data mining activities. The workshop will consist of a series of presentations and panel discussions that include the broad range of stakeholder perspectives. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after each panel.”

    Date: July 24-25, 2008 [Written comments should be received on or before July 17, 2008.]
    Location: International Ballroom East, Hilton Washington; 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW; Washington, DC
    For more information: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-14394.htm

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