As part of today’s documents leak carried out by hacktivist groupAnonymous , it released a government document titled "Final Report: Information Sharing Environment-Suspicious Activity Reporting Evaluation Environment.” The document states:
The primary purpose of this initiative is to identify those behaviors that are reasonably indicative of preoprerational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity and coordinate the sharing of information with the appropriate fusion center and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
Numerous partner agencies agreed in the text to amalgamate all “suspicious” activity at a dozen or so regional FBI fusion centers, that would then send information packets to Washington. It says:
The ISE-SAR Functional Standard 1.5 defines suspicious activity as “observed behavior reasonably indicative of preoperational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.” Such activities could include, but are notlimited to, surveillance, photography of facilities, site breach or physical intrusion, cyberattacks, possible testing of security or security response, indications of unusual publichealth sector activity, unauthorized attempts to obtain precursor chemicals/agents or toxicmaterials, or other unusual behavior or sector-specific incidents.
Read the whole document here:
The document reiterates numerous times the government’s concerns over how easily these operations could compromise privacy and civil liberties and attempts to set guidelines to prevent these grievances.