Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

As part of the efforts to reform the government surveillance process, the USA FREEDOM Act included a provision establishing that no fewer than five individuals would be appointed to serve as amici curiae to the...

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USA FREEDOM Act Signed Into Law

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having previously passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, the USA FREEDOM Act has now also passed the Senate and been signed into law by President Obama. A few highlights from the legislation are below....

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Three Provisions of PATRIOT Act Expired

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite threats of impending doom, Congress has allowed three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire, marking the first surveillance rollback in the post 9/11 era. While we can expect legislation that will re-implement...

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Yesterday, the Second Circuit found that the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata collection exceeds the statutory authorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (50 U.S.C. § 1861).  The case was on appeal from the...

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Twitter Inc.’s declaratory-judgment action against the U.S. Department of Justice is the latest salvo brought by protransparency service providers seeking to publish more information about the secret government demands for user data they receive pursuant...

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We are proud to say that we were the lawyers who represented Yahoo in its historic challenge to the government’s surveillance program in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and the Foreign Intelligence Court of...

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