DoJ: Einstein 2 Doesn't Violate Privacy Rights

Fed Employees Warned Before Logging On A Justice Department report concludes that the intrusion detection system known as Einstein 2 that monitors federal employees Internet traffic does not violate their rights or those of citizens who communicate with them, the Associated Press reported Friday.

The review, completed in August, said the system addresses potential privacy concerns by warning employees when they log in that their communications may be monitored. Such warnings "eliminate federal employees' legitimate expectations of privacy" on government computers, acting Assistant Attorney General David J. Barron wrote, according to the wire service report.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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