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EPIC: Homeless Tracking System Invasive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed guidelines for Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) that are extremely privacy invasive. The system would require communities to collect unique identifiers and health information from everyone who seeks care. This information would be stored for at least seven years, and law enforcement access to the database is broad. Any member of the public can comment on HMIS until September 22, 2003.

Proposed HMIS Guidelines (PDF).

EPIC Fact Sheet on HMIS (PDF), August 19, 2003.

EPIC Poverty and Privacy Page.