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[liberationtech] Philadelphia Fusion Center Privacy Policy

Gregory Foster gfoster at
Fri Nov 15 08:46:15 PST 2013

On 11/5/13 7:07 AM, Kenneth Lipp wrote:
> After about ten months of stone-walling and obfuscation, the
> Philadelphia Declaration has managed to obtain a copy of the Delaware
> Valley Intelligence Center's privacy policy. We've been chronicling the
> inquiry, and the policy adds to huge concerns about the
> center

Hi Kenneth,
I've followed your Twitter account for some time and appreciate your
work.  I'm writing because I have just secured a "Community Advocate"
oversight role on the Privacy Policy Advisory Council of the Austin
Regional Intelligence Center.  For your reference, their privacy policy
is posted here:

I believe there is an opportunity (and a need) to perform comparative
analysis of the privacy policies of the fusion centers.  My goal would
be to identify the best policies and encourage normalization towards
them (where "best" is defined as respectful of civil liberties).  I'm
also eager to learn about the relationships between fusion centers, the
"right to know" and "need to know" agreements that determine the
exchange of information between them, and the criteria by which fusion
centers evaluate one another's privacy policies when establishing

Your message was timely so I wanted to be sure to reach out to say hello
and open up the opportunity for dialogue.  Please do keep me posted on
your work in Philadelphia.


Gregory Foster || gfoster at
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