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The Global Collision Of Privacy & Homeland Security


As the war on terrorism becomes increasingly dependent upon international cooperation and information sharing, Homeland Security contractors engaged in building these trans-border information pipelines face escalating risks of running afoul of more potent privacy regimes abroad where the Canadian Privacy Commissioner has described the "privacy landscape" as a "battlefield" in which "the world has become a more dangerous place." In their recent article "When Homeland Security Goes Abroad: The Global Collision of Privacy & Anti-Terrorism Laws" published in the Federal Contracts Report on April 25, 2006 (
), David Bodenheimer and Kris Meade of C&M examine the privacy requirements in the United States and abroad, identifying risks to Homeland Security contractors who may be caught in the global crossfire on the privacy battlefield.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Kris D. Meade
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2854

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