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National Dragnet Is a Click Away: Authorities to Gain Fast and Expansive Access to Records

Date: March 6, 2008
Authors: Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Ellen Nakashima
QUOTE: The expanding police systems illustrate the prominent roles that private companies play in homeland security and counterterrorism efforts. They also underscore how the use of new data -- and data surveillance -- technology to fight crime and terrorism is evolving faster than the public's understanding or the laws intended to check government power and protect civil liberties, authorities said.

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