Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Marketing: U.S. Military comes under attack

Adage.com reports that privacy advocates want the U.S. military to stop developing a database of millions of teenagers, warning that instead of being used for recruiting purposes the database could lead to broader government tracking of personal information.

More than 100 groups, lead by the Electronic Privacy Information Center and including the American Civil Liberties Union and Rock the Vote, wrote to Rumsfeld last week demanding the military's Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies unit abandon the database.