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National Journal: British Access to NSA Spying Was Illegal, Court Rules

The surprising rebuke could portend further legal challenges in Europe to the U.S. government’s international surveillance programs. A British court ruled Friday that the United Kingdom’s access to spying data collected by the National Security Agency was illegal until just two months ago, marking one of the sharpest legal rebukes of government surveillance in the post-Snowden era. The sharing arrangement was…

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CNN: How politicians are trying to break the Internet

CDT Free Expression Director, Emma Llanso, shares her thoughts from IGF Istanbul.   A stark warning about governments’ ability to abuse technology to muzzle citizens, track movements, and shut down peaceful protests has emerged at this week’s Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul. We are in a post-Snowden reality and his revelations of mass government surveillance programs continue to rattle people around…

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CDT & OTI urge Congress to reject bill on Internet governance

Washington – Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology joins the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute in a letter urging Congress to reject the current text of a House bill on Internet governance and rethink their approach to defending the existing model of Internet governance. The House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will consider…

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Consensus Crumbles as Nations Split on Internet Governance

Washington– The World Conference on International Telecommunications ended today with many delegates frustrated at the outcome. After nearly two weeks of contentious deliberations, the US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Australia and Czech Republic have declared that they will not sign the newly revised treaty of the International Telecommunication Union. A growing list of countries, currently including Poland, Kenya, Costa Rica, Serbia,…

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