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Washington Post: U.S. releases data on sensitive surveillance programs for first time

The U.S. Government on June 27 for the first time released data on the scope of some of its most sensitive foreign intelligence-gathering efforts.  Some privacy advocates said that the report left out important data. “The intelligence community is hiding the extent to which this surveillance conducted without a warrant is impacting people in the United States, who have constitutional…

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Cybersecurity Framework Useful, But Falls Short on Privacy

Today the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its long-anticipated voluntary cybersecurity framework. In February 2013, President Obama called on NIST to develop the framework as part of an executive order to address cybersecurity risks in critical infrastructure. CDT released the following statement in response: “The voluntary

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Striking Review Group Report Adds to Momentum For Real Surveillance Reform

The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, today released its report on surveillance and security. The report, which was delivered to the President last week, details the Group’s recommended reforms to U.S. surveillance practices. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) issued the following statement on the…

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Civil society groups warn Senate on cyber legislation

Around 38 civil society groups called on the Senate to include the same privacy protections that were baked into a sweeping cybersecurity bill last year in future legislation on the matter, warning against handing more authority over to the National Security Agency (NSA). In a letter to senators, the groups say the recent revelations about…

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