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DHS/DOJ Privacy and Civil Liberties Web Portal

Through a joint effort among DHS, DOJ, and BJA, this collaborative Web portal, accessible at www.it.ojp.gov/PrivacyLiberty, provides access to a wide range of resources and training materials available in the Information Sharing Environment that address privacy and civil liberties protections, including many of the Global products described within this overview. Although originally intended for fusion center use, these resources can be easily adapted by law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and homeland security communities nationwide.

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Formal Document Title DHS/DOJ Privacy and Civil Liberties Web Portal
Author U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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