CDT is leading efforts to rein in the NSA and protect our fundamental privacy and free expression rights.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephony metadata of everyone in the United States. This mass surveillance program has been roundly criticized by companies, civil society groups, other government bodies, and many Members of Congress. Our bottom line is that bulk collection of all kinds of data by the government must end and we are fighting to make it stop.
As the push for real reform moves to the Senate, CDT continues to advocate for the right balance between national security needs and respecting our fundamental privacy and free speech rights. The recent Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act addresses many of CDT’s concerns.
This page includes key resources about the NSA surveillance programs and the reforms we are advocating.