July 3, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) issued a report Wednesday endorsing the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program before a final meeting to discuss and vote on the release of the report. The report contained the results of a study the board conducted on how the ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis &#38 Clark Law School argues that the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's report on the NSA's telephone records program is likely best directed toward statutory changes in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rather than influencing ...[read more]
January 2, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center argues that federal agencies' data collection and disclosure activities are marred by a deficiency of meaningful oversight and accountability...In 2013, the world became privy to unparalleled, covert US government ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declassified documents on Saturday that show how the National Security Agency (NSA) was authorized to collect bulk phone and internet records from US citizens without individualized suspicion. Clapper disclosed that President George W. Bush first ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on Monday declassified intelligence documents regarding data collection under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) order permitting the National Security ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Neil Devlin
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York to compel the federal government to disclose its policy for notifying criminal defendants that they have been surveilled under the Foreign ...[read more]
September 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Friday ordered the review of FISC opinions to identify which are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure. The order comes in response to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) directly to FISC ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Yahoo filed suit in the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Monday demanding the right to disclose the number of user data requests made by the US government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Last week Yahoo joined Google and Microsoft in publishing a ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A 2012 internal audit released by the Washington Post on Thursday revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) broke numerous privacy laws since 2008. Congress approved the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act in 2008, granting the NSA broad authority to conduct surveillance of ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 permits electronic and physical monitoring to assess threats and maintain US safety. FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which grants surveillance warrants. Concerned with authorization of wiretaps against ...[read more]

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