U.S. Investigative Agency reveals their modern way to track suspects.
On Thursday, a released report detailed the extensive multiple police records that LA and Massachusetts law prosecutions use to track suspects. The archives of information that police use during inquiries are shared with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the Homeland Security Investigations. ICE reps claimed that the software they utilize is useful for data mining.
Data mining is also known as knowledge discovery. Information is being analyzed and converted it into judgment. It includes reporting and investigation.
Opposedly, many privacy, immigration as well as civil liberties proponents query the preciseness of the software and usage of information for surveillance. The agency uses the COPLINK service for data mining that integrates information from multifarious police records. It enables law enforcement to classify and stream them during a probe.
Law enforcers are able to ransack on the massive amounts of information on people with or without convictions. Through data mining, authorities can check on country of origin, complexion, race, eye color, tattoos, ethnicity, and other notable marks. Once the person is selected from the data mining archives, police can categorize and disclose an individual’s “association data.”
The data are details of other people connected with the person being investigated. Through data mining, investigators have the privilege to outline the life of the “person of interest.” The gathered information will show his circle of friends, family, associates, organizations and even vehicles.
Some people perceive this practice of law enforcers a violation of human rights. Personal information should be kept confidential especially if the individual has no criminal records. Software for data mining cannot be trusted and at times not precise.
The Decenternet network does not treat its users as criminals. The system is designed to secure and protect one’s identity. It does not distribute personal data without consent, unlike any other networks.