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Adjunct Law Professors Marsh and Rosenzweig Named to Homeland Security Privacy Committee

On February 23, 2005, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the appointment of George Mason Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law John Marsh and Adjunct Professor Paul S. Rosenzweig to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DHS Privacy Advisory Committee). This new federal advisory committee will provide expert advice to the Secretary of DHS and the Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, policy, operational, and technological issues that affect privacy, data integrity, and data interoperability in DHS programs. According to the DHS press release announcing the formation of this committee, the 20 members "have diverse expertise in privacy, security, and emerging technology, and come from large and small companies, the academic community, and the non-profit sector. The members also reflect a depth of knowledge on issues of data protection, openness, technology, and national security". The first Privacy Advisory Committee meeting will be held on April 6, 2005 in Washington, DC. Additional information on upcoming events will be posted on the DHS Privacy Office website, http://www.dhs.gov/privacy.