DoD Establishes Civil Liberties Program

05.17.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Department of Defense today issued an Instruction that established the DoD Civil Liberties Program.

“It is DoD policy to protect the privacy and civil liberties of DoD employees, members of the Military Services, and the public to the greatest extent possible, consistent with its operational requirements,” the Instruction states.

DoD commits itself to considering privacy and civil liberties in the formulation of DoD policies, the non-retention of privacy information without authorization, and the availability of procedures for receiving and responding to complaints regarding violations of civil liberties.

See “DoD Civil Liberties Program,” DoD Instruction 1000.29, May 17, 2012.