Access Now, coalition to U.S. agencies: Act now on human rights
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.
Access launches SaveCrypto campaign
Today Access and the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched a campaign to demand security and privacy in our electronic communications.
U.S. to world: No privacy concerns here, move along
The U.S. government does not protect the privacy rights of non-citizens beyond its borders. That’s the message it will deliver at the U.N. Human Rights Council tomorrow in its official response to the 348 recommendations received during the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. human rights record in Geneva.
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.
Access Congratulates U.S. Senate for Passing Legislation to End Bulk Collection
Access congratulates the United States Senate for approving the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
Access Congratulates U.S. Senate for Advancing Legislation to End Bulk Collection
Access today congratulates the United States Senate, which voted 77-17 to advance the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
Senate Vote Signals the End of Bulk Collection
The United States Senate tonight failed to move forward legislation to reform or extend certain surveillance authorities in the USA PATRIOT Act.
Access Applauds House Vote on USA FREEDOM Act, Calls for Improvements in the Senate
Today, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 338-88. Access welcomes the House’s passage of the bill as a step forward on the path toward meaningful surveillance reform.
Groups and Companies to Congress: Reject Data Retention Mandates
Today, a coalition of groups and companies advocating for surveillance reform sent a letter to Senate leaders opposing any legislative mandates for companies to retain customer data.