Access Now to human rights court: GCHQ surveillance violates human rights
Access Now has intervened in a case before the European Court of Human Rights, detailing how the surveillance conducted by the British intelligence agency GCHQ violates international human rights law and policy.
The legacy and legality of 12333
In December 1981 President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12333, giving U.S. intelligence agencies more power to direct federal agencies to conduct surveillance. More than 20 years later, George W. Bush signed two more executive orders that strengthened and expanded these same powers. President Obama has continued the legacy of, and expanded his administration’s authority under, the order.