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DHS Release Fusion Center Report

The Department of Homeland Security has released the Privacy Impact Assessment for the State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative. The assessment examines the privacy implications of the State, Local and Regional Fusion Centers and the DHS' State and Local Program Management Office. In May, EPIC prevailed in its freedom of information request to disclose documents describing the federal government's involvement in efforts to limit Virginia's transparency and privacy laws and uncovered a secret contract between the State Police and the FBI that limits the rights of Virginia citizens to learn what information the State Police collect about them.