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Homeland Security Chief May Create Nonprofit to Gather Private Data

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff floated an idea to start a nonprofit group that would collect information on private citizens, flag suspicious activity, and send names of suspicious people to his department. Chertoff said having a nonprofit collect names rather than the government "would alleviate some of the concerns people have."

DHS chief floats idea for collecting private citizens' information, GovExec.com, April 29, 2005.