Surveillance

Efforts to end bulk surveillance under Section 215 of FISA picked up some momentum last week thanks to two legal developments. First, Attorney General Holder and Director of National Intelligence Clapper sent a letter voicing...

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The UK Parliament approved emergency legislation known as the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) on Thursday, July 17th, making significant amendments to the existing surveillance and data retention regime in the...

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The PCLOB Report On Section 702

July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

On July 1, 2014, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (“PCLOB”) issued its final report on Section 702 of FISA. Significantly, the PCLOB found that Section 702 and its implementation are constitutional, though certain...

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) has ordered the Government to destroy call detail records collected under its bulk telephony metadata collection program, despite pending litigation challenging the program’s legality. After receiving that order, the...

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On January 27, 2014, the Department of Justice announced that the federal government has approved new reporting methods that electronic communications providers can use to inform subscribers about national security demands.  Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google,...

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On November 4, Marc Zwillinger was one of only two non-academic private attorneys invited to participate at the second public hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  Mr. Zwillinger discussed recommendations for changes...

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