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    Hill: White House praises DARPA privacy efforts

    The Hill reports on new privacy principles from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The agency says in the principles that it has taken steps to improve privacy, including: “Assigned an internal privacy ombudsman to work closely with the DoD Privacy Office, and created an independent Privacy Review Panel that will assess existing and emerging privacy laws, regulations, technologies and norms and analyze their potential. The panel will consist of leading scholars and policy and technology experts in the privacy field.”

    The Hill reports that the White House is supporting and commending DARPA’s new guidelines to protect individual privacy. “It is critical that we maintain our privacy and civil liberties in the digital age, and I am delighted to see DARPA’s leadership take this issue so seriously,” Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, told the Hill.

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