DoD Changes Recruitment Policy

Settling a lawsuit brought by the NYCLU, the Department of Defense made several changes to its database system, according to the ACLU. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of several high school students who were in the database.

Now, the DoD will not be able to disseminate information to law enforcement, intelligence, or other agencies, and the database’s use will be restricted to military recruiting. Also, the information on any given student will only be kept for three years, social security numbers will no longer be collected, and the procedure by which a student can block the DoD from collecting information on them will be clarified.

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