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HSD Seeks To Secure Data it Gets From the Private Sector
Companies have been wary of submitting information to the department for several reasons, including the possibility that their competitors could access commercially important data. Some members of Congress and privacy advocates criticized the enacted version of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 as including excessively broad exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act for such information.
The proposed rule-making notice, issued Tuesday, is aimed at implementing the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002, which appears in Subtitle B of Title II of the Homeland Security Act.
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