U.S. Surveillance

Some degree of government surveillance and secrecy is necessary to protect against national security threats. Mass surveillance with minimal transparency, however, threatens personal freedom and inhibits meaningful public debate. Surveillance should be focused on true threats, with greater transparency, accountability, and judicial oversight to ensure that human rights are protected. Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of FISA must be reformed.

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Joint Statement Calls Out Internet Fragmentation

CDT joined a sign-on letter, alongside 20+ civil liberties and civil rights groups, urging the US Department of Homeland Security to end its collection of social media identifiers and social media content. White document on dark grey background.

CDT Joins Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Groups Urging DHS to End Collection of Social Media Identifiers and Content

Screenshot of a sign-on letter CDT joined, urging President Biden to appoint members to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Urges Biden To Appoint Members to PCLOB, Key Oversight Body

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