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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This is a screenshot of a CDT issue brief, entitled "Recognizing the Threats: Congress Must Impose a Moratorium on Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Tech." White document on a dark grey background.

Recognizing the Threats: Congress Must Impose a Moratorium on Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Graphic for a CDT event entitled "The Patriot Act Turns 20: Taking Stock and Rethinking Surveillance Powers." Event on October 5, 2021. More info at: cdt.org/events. White and dark grey text on dark grey and white backgrounds. Headshots of the event's speakers.

Reflecting on 20 Years of the Patriot Act: U.S. Surveillance Authorities Must Still Change

EU Tech Policy Brief: September 2021 Recap

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