Surveillance

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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In the latest chapter of a dispute reaching back over a decade, Judge Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York lifted the last remaining fragments of a non-disclosure...

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DRIP Held to Be Unlawful in UK High Court

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Exactly a year after the UK Parliament approved the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) the High Court of Justice has held that it is inconsistent with EU law. Nonetheless, the High...

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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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The U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”) found that a collection program the UK used for seven years was lacking in transparency and violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) until recent...

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