Sarah Nelson

June 21, 2016
Senator John Cornyn

Senators Seek to Expand FBI National Security Letter Reach

Update:Ā On June 22, the Senate narrowly defeated this amendment, but a repeat attempt is expected in July. Take Action to oppose the expansion of National Security Letters here. As previously reported, the Email Privacy Act seeks to amend the Electronic
June 13, 2016
Phone Encryption

Appeals Court Affirms Warrant Not Required for Acquisition of Cellphone Location Data

In a move that makes you want to ditch your smartphone or invest in third-party privacy software, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that it is still perfectly legal for the government to track your location through your
June 13, 2016
Phone Encryption

Appeals Court Affirms Warrant Not Required for Acquisition of Cellphone Location Data

In a move that makes you want to ditch your smartphone or invest in third-party privacy software, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that it is still perfectly legal for the government to track your location through your
June 3, 2016

Protest Permits: Announced in Philadelphia and Undecided in Cleveland

As with every nomination convention, activists will mobilize in the thousands to capture the attention and influence the actions of elected officials, the press and the watching nation.
June 2, 2016
CCTV Camera

California Communities Respond to Police Surveillance Purchases with Oversight Ordinances

Update: On June 7, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Surveillance Technology Ordinance, requiring public discussion before the police buy any spy equipment. In San Jose, the police department purchased a drone without notifying the public
May 25, 2016
Student Using Computer

Social Media Profiles To Be Included in Federal Background Checks, House Committee Hears

In a hearing convened last week by the House of Representatives, members of the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Government Operations discussed how social media would be incorporated into federal background checks. Chairman Meadows began the hearing
May 13, 2016
Email Graphic

Bills Seek to Close Loopholes in Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Advancements in technology have allowed us to change our methods of communicating and interacting with one another. Now it is time for the law to reflect that digital communication is worthy of the same constitutional protections as those afforded to physical documents, photos and letters.
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