NYCLU Lawsuit Challenges DoD’s Unauthorized Military Recruiting of High School Students
NEW YORK -- The New York Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit against the Department of Defense in federal court today, charging the Department with violating American high school students’ privacy rights and federal law by maintaining an unauthorized database of personal student information for use in military recruitment efforts.
“We knew that our military was desperate for soldiers and that recruiters had gone to great lengths to pressure students to join the ranks,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said. “But we could not have guessed that the Department of Defense would pursue a recruiting tactic that would so completely disregard the boundaries that Congress had laid down to protect student privacy rights.”
Privacy rights, eh? What about my privacy rights? How about the databases that are kept on me - and pretty much everybody else - by those freakin' credit card companies. Not a week goes by where I don't get three or four (or more) credit card offers. "You are pre-approved!" Yeah, right. How do they know that they should pre-approve me? How do they know how high to set the credit limit in the offer? Hell, how do they know my address? Databases, that's how. Personal information is being bought, sold, and traded every day. Information on me. On you. On everyone you know. And sometimes that information winds up in the wrong hands. And the ACLU couldn't give a damn. Until they see a chance to score a political victory. Asshats.