April 8, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
Human Rights Watch (HRW) filed suit Tuesday accusing the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of collecting records of the organization's telephone calls to foreign countries. The DEA attempted to make the existence of a mass surveillance program confidential until January, when a federal ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by William Helbling
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case challenging the National Security Agency's (NSA) phone data surveillance program. Prior to oral arguments, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday stated that the governing African National Congress (ANC) will not condone political violence. The statement came as 30 of his supporters, three minors and 27 adults, were expected to appear in the Nkandla Magistrate Court for throwing stones at ...[read more]
November 22, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
Five human rights groups urged the UN General Assembly on Thursday to adopt a resolution protecting the right of privacy against unlawful surveillance. In a letter to the assembly, the groups, Amnesty International, Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Privacy International and Human ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against the National Security Agency (NSA). The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the NSA, Justice Department, FBI and directors of the agencies for allegedly ...[read more]
July 9, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the National Security Agency (NSA) illegally surveilled "millions of ordinary Americans" in the wake of 9/11. In 2008 the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that the use of national security letters under 18 USC § 2709 is unconstitutional. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) challenged the use of national security letters by the FBI on behalf of an ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday temporarily blocked several provisions of a human trafficking law approved by voters Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( ...[read more]
September 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to preserve two lawsuits over the warrantless surveillance of US citizens. EFF argued that the government should not be able block the suits under claims of state ...[read more]
January 31, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The FBI reported to a presidential oversight board that between 2001 and 2008 it committed approximately 800 violations of laws, executive orders, or other regulations governing intelligence investigations, according to a report released Monday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The ...[read more]

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