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06/23/2005 Archived Entry: "Pentagon creating student database"

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT? Pentagon begins creating detailed student database.

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department began working yesterday with a private marketing firm to create a database of high school students ages 16 to 18 and all college students to help the military identify potential recruits in a time of dwindling enlistment in some branches. ...

The new database will include personal information including birth dates, Social Security numbers, e-mail addresses, grade-point averages, ethnicity and what subjects the students are studying.

And typically ...

Privacy advocates said the plan appeared to be an effort to circumvent laws that restrict the government's right to collect or hold citizen information by turning to private firms to do the work.

(Found by Thunder.)

Posted by Claire @ 09:29 AM CST

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