The USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361) is the most significant national security surveillance reform legislation in more than a decade. The bill was watered down in the House prior to final passage, prompting CDT, other public interest groups, and many major technology companies to withdraw support for the bill. CDT is urging the Senate to…
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 is going to be marked up today by the Senate Intelligence Committee. As with most Intelligence Committee mark ups, this one will be held secretly, thus depriving the public of much information about the matters the Committee considered. However, to its credit, Committee staff released a discussion draft of the bill in April, and a subsequent discussion draft in June, enabling public comment. As compared to the Cybersecurity Act the Senate considered in July, 2012, the bill would dismantle many hard-fought privacy protections that had improved that legislation as it moved to the Senate floor.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a sweeping victory for privacy rights in Riley v. California, establishing strong protections for personal information on portable electronic devices, and strengthening the foundation for broad privacy protections in the digital age.
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The Electronic Communications Privacy Act was created in 1986, before emails, cloud computing, and social networking were mainstream. CDT is fighting for much needed reform of ECPA to require a warrant for any searches of your private online communications.