April 10, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Amnesty International (AI) revealed on Friday that the group, along with other prominent human rights organizations, has submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), bringing claims of indiscriminate surveillance practices against the UK government. The decision to ...[read more]
February 20, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Rights groups called Friday for urgent action to protect private calls and online correspondence after allegations that US and British agencies hacked into the networks of Gemalto, a major SIM card manufacturer. Edward Snowden allegedly leaked documents to The Intercept, an online news source, ...[read more]
August 15, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation concerning spending for the US intelligence community that increases protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers. The bipartisan legislation authorizes $564 million in spending over five years and specifies that employees who ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Abdo of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) explains the constitutional issues surrounding dragnet surveillance and why the ACLU and others are correct in challenging the broad surveillance...Ever since Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's (NSA) ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A UK court on Wednesday rejected a challenge lodged by Brazilian journalist David Miranda, who was detained and questioned by UK authorities in an airport for possessing classified documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Miranda, a partner of The ...[read more]
January 25, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging fraud against the background check firm, United States Investigations Services (USIS). USIS was contracted by the DOJ to perform background checks on individuals at varying levels. The DOJ alleges the USIS faked more than ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses two recent decisions on the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's (NSA) metadata collection program ...Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), revealed a secret order ...[read more]
December 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) announced on Monday that it has filed a complaint against the UK government over concerns that the country's intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) unlawfully accessed AI's communications. Following disclosures by Edward Snowden about the US ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
UN Special Rapporteur on counterterrorism Ben Emmerson on Monday stated that he plans to launch an investigation into the surveillance activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Emmerson posed questions regarding the political and ...[read more]

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