February 9, 2009 12:00PM

“Redress” = Due Process

In discussions about data‐​intensive government programs like watchlists, people often talk about the importance of “redress” — giving the public some way to correct information or dispute adverse decisions arising from these programs.

“Redress” is a misnomer that diminishes the importance of the subject at hand. Constitutional Due Process is what’s at stake. So says the Ninth Circuit in the case of Humphries v. County of Los Angeles.