The bad, the good, and the hopeful on surveillance reform
The U.S. Senate passed — and President Trump has signed into law — a bill that will extend and expand invasive surveillance programs like PRISM and Upstream. But we have reason to be hopeful that this fight is not over.
What happened with the surveillance bill in the U.S. Congress this week…
Members of the U.S. Congress tried to slip past the goal posts a gross expansion of authority to spy on people online without a warrant. Thanks to supporters like you, that didn’t happen.
Our fall cheat sheet for the U.S. Congress
Here’s how the U.S. should proceed on “cyber” to keep the internet secure.
First take on Section 702 surveillance reform: progress on human rights, but more is needed
We welcome the effort to reform U.S. surveillance, while urging Congress to strengthen the draft to better protect human rights.
Calling on the U.S. Congress to learn about surveillance. From Batman.
Access Now calls on the U.S. Congress to learn from Batman and limit invasive surveillance programs.
The state of EU-US data transfer, in a tweet
The Privacy Shield was flawed from the beginning and the recent changes in US law and policy only add insult to injury.
How safe is the “Safe Harbour”? A close look at the “Schrems” case on the eve of the ruling
Tomorrow, the EU Court of Justice will determine whether the national Data Protection authority can conduct an independent assessment of a decision in the so-called Schrems case, which deals with Facebook’s transfer of user data between its subsidiary in Ireland and the parent company in the United States.
EU Advocate General considers (un)Safe Harbor invalid, makes way for comprehensive review
Today Yves Bot, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), released his opinion in the EU-US Safe Harbor case, which addresses a controversial transatlantic data sharing agreement. Advocate General Bot recommends that the Court rule to recognise the duty of national data protection authorities to conduct independent assessment of the Safe Harbor in light of evidence of abuses brought by the Snowden’s revelations. Based on a large number of hearings, AG Bot considers European Commission’s earlier decision, holding that the protection of personal data in the United States is adequate, to be invalid.
Five ways to protect your content from the NSA
Access is currently working with a coalition of US and international human rights organizations to demand that the US Congress investigate and halt the NSA’s pervasive surveillance program PRISM, which threatens the privacy rights of millions of internet users. Until this rights-abusing surveillance system is dismantled, there are some basic ways that you can protect the content of your internet communications from surveillance.